GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3928
ANSWERED ON MAY 2, 2013 

QUESTION
Status of Implementation of Rajeev Awas Yojana in Karnataka

 

3928: SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION be pleased to state:

(a)   whether it is a fact that Government is implementing Scheme Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) to make the country slum free;

 (b)   if so, the details thereof; and

(c)    the status of implementation of RAY in Karnataka?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HOUSING & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
(SHRI AJAY MAKEN)

(a): Yes, Sir.

(b): Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) was launched on 02.06.2011. Under RAY, Central Assistance is extended to States that are willing to assign property rights to slum dwellers and undertake reservation of land for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)/Low Income Groups (LIG), earmark 25 per cent of municipal budget for basic services to the urban poor/slum-dwellers and bring in legislative amendments and policy changes to redress land and affordable housing shortages for the urban poor. Fifty per cent (50%) of the cost of provision of basic civic and social infrastructure and amenities and of housing, including rental housing and transit housing – for in-situ redevelopment in slums – is borne by the Centre. For the North Eastern and Special Category States the share of the Centre is 90%, including the cost of land acquisition, if required.

(c): Under the preparatory phase, an amount of Rs. 810.40 lakh has been approved for preparation of Slum Free City Plan of Action (SFCPoA) in 10 cities in Karnataka. Details are at Annexure-I. Three pilot Detailed Project Reports (DPR) in three cities have also been approved. Details are at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

 

                                           List of cities approved for preparation of SFCPoA in Karnataka 

Name of State

Amount Released (Rs. in lakhs)/Number of Cities

Cities – Fund released for

SFCPoA

Karnataka

400.4 (10 cities)

FY 2009-10

410.00 (2nd Installment)

FY 2012-13

Bangalore

Mysore

Hubli-Dharwad

Mangalore

Belgaum

Gulbarga

Davanagere

Bellary

Shimoga

Tumkur

 Annexure-II

 

Details of Pilot projects approved under RAY in Karnataka 

1)      Construction 0f 1200 DUs including infrastructure at Dibbur in Tumkur city with a total project cost of Rs. 6996.48 lakh.

2)      Construction of 900 houses including infrastructure at Sulikunte village, Sy no 122, in Varthur Hobli, Bangalore City with a total project cost of Rs. 5709.62 lakh.

3)      Construction of 1072 houses (G+3) including Infrastructure at Hubli-Dharwad city with a total project cost of Rs. 6766.52 lakh.