STATUS OF LIVING CONDITIONS OF URBAN POOR: DELHI Government’s Plans and Commitments The MCD standing committee has taken note of the miserable condition of public toilets and decided that no private player will be involved in their upkeep.
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Government’s Plans and Commitments
The MCD standing committee has taken note of the miserable condition of public toilets and decided that no private player will be involved in their upkeep.
Keeping the Commonwealth Games in mind, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is all set to revamp a number of public convenience centres and make them more accessible for people with limited mobility
Following the success of Chiranjeevi scheme in Gujarat that helped pregnant women get free delivery services from private institutions, the Delhi Health Department plans to tie up with private hospitals to provide maternity and child care to below the poverty line (BPL) families.
The Indian Express, 18 May 07 “BPL families to get maternity, childcare” (Teena Thacker)
The Delhi Cabinet approved an incentive–based Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) Scheme in Delhi….
The PWD department of the Delhi government would put up a Cabinet note in its next meeting for allowing only one civic agency to be engaged in developmental works in 1,072 regularised unauthorized colonies in the capital.
The government is planning to promote low-cost housing for the urban poor.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit claimed that the jhuggi clusters in the capital will soon be history.
The government will start construction of flats in large scale in July this year.” dwellers
Recently, a committee was formed comprising senior officials of MCD, Urban Development Ministry, and DJB to work out the details of these plans and to find an alternative to speed up the process of making the layout plans for these 1,400-odd colonies.
The closure of several public toilets in the lower income group residential areas in Delhi including Kalyanpuri, Sunlight Colony, Janata Mazdoor Colony and Tigri slums has resulted in denial of “basic living amenities” to women and the elderly.
Residents of Samgam Vihar staged a complete bandh on 17 Jun 07 to protest against the slow pace of regularization by the government.
With no proper layout plans available with the MCD for the unauthorized colonies regularized, it will take at least three year after they get the legal tag to provide these 14,000 odd colonies with proper sewer and water pipelines.
Cabinet extends grant of temporary relief from forcible action to unauthorized construction in the Capital in the form of encroachment by slum and jhuggi-khonpri dwellers, hawkers and urban street vendors by according its approval for promulgation of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (special Provisions) Ordinance 2007.
The Lt. Governor of Delhi Mr. Tejinder Khanna has turned the largely ceremonial office into a monitoring authority that is now closely watching the responses of Sheila Dikshit government.