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Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

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Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

Rajiv Awas Yojana

Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) envisages a “Slum Free India" with inclusive and equitable cities in which every citizen has access to basic civic infrastructure and social amenities and decent shelter.

Mission

Encourage States/Union Territories (UTs) to tackle slums in a definitive manner, by focusing on:

Bringing all existing slums, notified or non-notified (including recognized and identified) within the formal system and enabling them to avail the basic amenities that is available for the rest of the city/UA;
Redressing the failures of the formal system that lie behind the creation of slums by planning for affordable housing stock for the urban poor and initiating crucial policy changes required for facilitating the same.

Objectives:

Improving and provisioning of housing, basic civic infrastructure and social amenities in intervened slums.
Enabling reforms to address some of the causes leading to creation of slums.
Facilitating a supportive environment for expanding institutional credit linkages for the urban poor.
Institutionalizing mechanisms for prevention of slums including creation of affordable housing stock.
Strengthening institutional and human resource capacities at the Municipal, City and State levels through comprehensive capacity building and strengthening of resource networks.
Empowering community by ensuring their participation at every stage of decision making through strengthening and nurturing Slum Dwellers’ Association/Federations.

RAY is to be implemented in a mission mode and will provide financial support to States/UTs/Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)/Central Government Agencies, hereafter called implementing agencies, for providing housing and improvement of basic civic infrastructure and social amenities in each selected slums. Rental and transit housing will be admissible under the scheme. Operation and maintenance (O&M) of assets created under this scheme will also be eligible for funding.

RAY will also extend financial support States for creation of affordable housing stock through public-private partnership (PPP) under the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) component of the scheme.

The scheme is applicable to all slums within a city, whether notified or non-notified (including identified and recognized), whether on lands belonging to Central Government or its Undertakings, Autonomous bodies created under the Act of Parliament, State Government or its Undertakings, Urban Local Bodies or any other public agency and private sector. It is also applicable to “urbanized villages” inside the planning area of the city, urban homeless and pavement dwellers.

Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP)

The Government has also approved the scheme of Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) as part of Rajiv AwasYojana (RAY) on 03.9.2013 to increase affordable housing stock, as part of the preventive strategy. Central support is provided at the rate of Rs. 75,000 per Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)/Low Income Group (LIG) Dwelling Units (DUs) of size of 21 to 40 sqm. in affordable housing projects taken up under various kinds of partnerships including private partnership. A project size of minimum 250 dwelling units is eligible for funding under the scheme. The DUs in the project can be a mix of EWS/LIG-A/LIG-B/Higher Categories/ Commercial of which at least 60 percent of the FAR/ FSI is used for dwelling units of carpet area of not more than 60 sq.m.
 
Under AHP Scheme, a total of 21 projects from 3 States (Karnataka, Gujarat & Rajasthan) for construction of 24141 DUs have been sanctioned. The 1st installment of Rs.44.19 crore has been released. Construction of 4,968 DUs has been completed of which 2,432 DUs have been occupied. Construction of 15,504 DUs are under progress.

The Government has also approved the scheme of Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) as part of Rajiv AwasYojana (RAY) on 03.9.2013 to increase affordable housing stock, as part of the preventive strategy. Central support is provided at the rate of Rs. 75,000 per Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)/Low Income Group (LIG) Dwelling Units (DUs) of size of 21 to 40 sqm. in affordable housing projects taken up under various kinds of partnerships including private partnership. A project size of minimum 250 dwelling units is eligible for funding under the scheme. The DUs in the project can be a mix of EWS/LIG-A/LIG-B/Higher Categories/ Commercial of which at least 60 percent of the FAR/ FSI is used for dwelling units of carpet area of not more than 60 sq.m.

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