Govt to Make Guwahati a Slum-Free City.
Guwahati, Assam [April 2015]
In a bid to make Guwahati a slum-free city, the Assam government
has initiated steps to build houses for the slum dwellers under the
'Rajiv Awas Yojana' in the city. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today
chaired a review meeting here to speed up the implementation of the
Rajiv Awas Yojana under Guwahati Municipal Corporation, said a government
At the meeting, the Chief Minister asked the concerned officials to take steps on a fast-track basis for building the dwelling houses for people in 164 slum areas identified in the city which would be encompassed under the scheme initially. Gogoi further asked the officials to make temporary dwelling arrangements for the beneficiaries during the construction period to make it a hassle-free exercise.
Around 18,500 households in the city would be accommodated initially under the scheme which would be replicated subsequently, the release said. A similar project is also in the pipeline in Dhubri, Kokrajhar and Dibrugarh which would see its completion in a time-bound manner, it added.
Principal Secretary for Urban Development and Guwahati Development Paban Kumar Borthakur, Guwahati Municipal Corporation Commissioner Viswanathan S and other top officials were present at the meeting.
by VOA Team.