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सेमिनार: अंग्रेज़ी सीखने का अवसर (23 सितंबर: दोपहर 3 बजे)
JJ Clusters to be Re-developed to Make Delhi Slum-Free
Jan 13, 2015

To improve the living conditions of the people of JJ clusters of Delhi, all the 685 such clusters will be taken up for redevelopment in the next five years. Delhi needs to be made slum-free to enable seamless urban development. Earlier attempts for redevelopment of JJ clusters could not progress due to lack of guidelines in the matter.

Main Points

  • Necessary Guidelines would be evolved in the next week jointly by the central and Delhi governments.

  • Redevelopment of JJ clusters of Delhi could be considered based on the models followed in Gujarat, Mumbai and Chennai as appropriate.

  • Cut-off date of 1.6.2014 will be considered for identifying the beneficiaries in JJ clusters.

  • Out of the total Delhi population of 1.64 Crore as per 2011 Census, 18 lakhs live in slums.

  • Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has identified 685 JJ clusters with 3.50 lakh households occupying 800 hectares of land.

  • As per the Delhi Government’s policy, DUSIB seeks to enhance population density of 900 persons per hectare through construction of Ground + 13 units.

  • This would entail construction of about 3 lakh houses in 320 hectares of available land.

  • About 55,000 houses are at various stages of construction taken up under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

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