Delhi govt nod to resettle 43 jhuggis, new houses within 5 km radius

The government will also carve out a maintenance fund for the upkeep of the resettlement colonies.

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Published:April 12, 2016 4:43 am
delhi govt, AAP, Kejriwal AAP,. AAP govt, jhuggis, delhi jhuggis, resettlement colonies, delhi resettlement colonies, delhi news Drawing from past experience, the government has tweaked rules to make the shift convenient for residents and will provide accommodation within 5 km of their existing place of stay.

In a move that is likely to bring relief to over 7,000 families in the capital, the government Monday approved resettlement of 43 jhuggi clusters. Drawing from past experience, the government has tweaked rules to make the shift convenient for residents and will provide accommodation within 5 km of their existing place of stay. The government will also carve out a maintenance fund for the upkeep of the resettlement colonies.

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“The decision was made after studying previous instances of resettlement of jhuggis, where the dwellers are reluctant to move out because the resettlement colonies are so far away from their existing place of stay that their daily lives are affected. They resent moving because their children’s schools and their place of work is distant from the new houses. There have been previous instances where the resettlement colonies were as far as 18 km from the existing jhuggis and, therefore, the residents refused to move out,” said a senior government official. “By ensuring that the new houses will be within a radius of 5 km, the dwellers will continue to live in a familiar location,” he added.

“Jhuggi dwellers also find it difficult to spend more money as compared to their usual expenses on maintaining a new house. So the government has decided that for the first five years, it will fund the maintenance expenses. Thereafter, it will hand over the maintenance to the local resident welfare associations,” the official added.

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    Abhishek Singh
    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    एक व्यक्ति असंवैधानिक तरीके से झुग्गी बनाकर , एक जमीन के टुकड़े पर अपना गैरकानूनी कब्ज़ा कर लेता है, और सरकार उस जमीन को खाली करने के बजाय , उस वयक्ति को नया घर बनाकर दे देती है, सरकारी खर्चे पर ( आम आदमी के द्वारा दिये गये आयकर के रूप में) और इस तरह से एक कामचोर, आयकर ना देने वाला आदमी लाखों की कीमत (काम से काम ५० लाख, दिल्ली में) की जमीन का मालिक बन जाता है | lt;br/gt;अब तो २०-२५ बांग्लादेशी लोगों को एकत्रित कर इसी तरह से एक झुग्गी बस्ती बसाओ और लाखों की जमीन क मालिक बन जाओ कुछ दिनों बाद, मेहनत करने की क्या जरूरत है ? क्योंकि ये झुग्गी वाले बांग्लादेशी ही केजरीवाल और ममता दीदी का वोट बैंक हैं |lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;क्योंकि डॉ. नारंग जैसे मेहनतकश लोग लोग तो केजरीवाल और दीदी जैसे लोगों की राजनीती (चालाकी) को अच्छे से समझते हैं और शायद ही इन जैसे लोगों को अपना वोट दें |
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    Shambhu Nath
    Apr 12, 2016 at 11:43 am
    Reality: 90% of these jhuggis are rented. Are they benefited?
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  3. ಮಧುಸೂಧನ್ ಮೈಸೂರು
    Apr 12, 2016 at 4:41 am
    Noble thought and action. :-) lt;br/gt;Wish and Pray for smooth and successful completion of this project by AAP :-) lt;br/gt;Hope the benefited people will be totally content with project. :-)
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    MANJEET SINGH
    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm
    First Congress created Juggi clusters for vote bank...and now AAP is playing the same game. Why should free bees be not banned, and let people learn to work and earn their own bread.
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    Ranbir Sethi
    Apr 13, 2016 at 9:58 am
    Some very unsavoury comments just because the poor people in our country have no voice, except the voice of vote. It is a good initiative by the AAP government to resettle the homeless living in sub hygienic conditions in jhuggis. I would like to know from most of the middle cl people if they can run their life without the support of help. Where will these people who are so essential to our needs live, if no one cares for them, and they do not have the resources to build their own accommodation in the metro cities. It is necessary for the government to help settle the poor who otherwise work hard to make an honest living.
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