Jaga Mission: Eligible slum families to get houses

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Jaga Mission: Eligible slum families to get houses

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Transform the urban slums to livable habitats with basic roads, electricity, drinking water and community space facilities, directed Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra while reviewing the progress of the grant of land rights to slum dwellers on Wednesday.

Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development G Mathivathanan outlined the issues for discussion.

Mohapatra directed to provide land rights to all the eligible houses under the Jaga Mission as announced by the Chief Minister.Mathivathanan said the Jaga Mission has been recognised as a Pioneering Model by the United Nations. It is world’s largest slum titling project. The review showed that drone survey and socioeconomic survey in 48 municipalities and 61 NACs have been conducted as per the Land Right to Slum Dwellers Act of 2017. 

Around 1.65 lakh households have been listed for grant of land rights. Out of them, 60,000 have already been given the Land Right Certificate and the balance about 1.5 lakh have been issues land entitlement letters.

The Chief directed that provisions of the Forest Conservation Act should be adhered to while laying the minimum basic infrastructure in the forest category land within the urban areas.

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