29 May 2012

Survey about Slums in the Cities and Towns of Karnataka

The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that Slum is a State subject. However, under the scheme of Urban Statistics for HR and Assessments (USHA), Government of Karnataka has been provided funds for conducting Slum/Slum Households and livelihood profile survey in all cities/town having a population above forty thousand. 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Kumari Selja said, in addition, under Slum Free City Planning Scheme, the preparatory phase of Rajiv AwasYojana, funds have also been provided to the Government of Karnataka for undertaking preparatory activities for preparation of Slum Free City Plans of Action including survey of slums and slum households, GIS mapping of cities, integration of GIS & MIS etc. in 8 cities of Karnataka i.e., Bangalore¸ Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad¸ Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Davanagere and Bellary. 

She said, as per information received from the State, the survey has been conducted in 214 cities of the state. A total of 3573 slums have been recorded of which 2019 are notified & 1554 are non- notified. The total population living in these slums is 3645827 and the number of households are 745950. 23% of the households are female headed households. The number of households with pucca, semi puccaand katcha dwellings are 299329, 325652 and 120969 respectively. 

Kumari Selja said, Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) on 3rd December 2005 to assist States/UTs in taking up housing and infrastructural facilities for the urban poor in 65 select cities in the country including the State of Karnataka under the Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) Programme. For other cities/towns, the Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) was launched. The provision of basic civic amenities including water supply, sewerage, drainage, community toilets/baths, etc. are admissible components under the BSUP and IHSDP. 

She said, in addition, Rajiv AwasYojana a scheme was launched on 02.06.2011 with a vision of a slum free India. Under the scheme, central assistance will be provided to States that are willing to assign property rights to slum dwellers for provision of decent shelter and basic civic and social services for slum redevelopment, and for creation of affordable housing stock. 

As per information received from the State, physical infrastructure facilities like roads, water supply, sewerage, stormwater, drain etc. are being provided in slums by the State, the Minister added.

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