Increase the size of slum rehab flats: Shiv Sena
Waikar, who is a Shiv Sena leader and legislator from Jogeshwari said under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas yojana the flat size to be provided to the economically weaker section as affordable housing is 323 sq feet. In a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis he said the state government should apply the same norm for slum rehab tenements.
Waikar said the PM Housing for All – 2022 is to be implemented in urban areas of the state through the Slum Rehabilitation Authority. “”There is a discrepancy in the flat size for the two categories. In both cases housing is to be created through government-private agency tie-ups. This discrepancy should be done away with,”” he said.
The state government has now extended the Slum Rehabitation Scheme to all urban areas in the state. Earlier it was being implemented only in Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and Pimpri-Chinchwad.