Progress of SJSRY and JNNURM




Ministry of HUPA is the nodal Ministry for Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) and Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) components of JNNURM which focuses on housing and basic amenities to the urban poor, especially slum-dwellers.

Cumulative Physical and financial progress of BSUP and IHSDP as on 31.03.2010:

  • More than 1.52 million houses sanctioned. 1422 projects of affordable housing and basic amenities to the urban poor with outlay of more than Rs 36073 crores approved.
  • Additional Central Assistance (Grant) of Rs. 19920 crores committed; cumulative release of Additional Central Assistance by the end of the financial year 2009-2010 is Rs.8447.88 Crores.
  • 63 Mission cities covered under BSUP & 807 cities/towns covered under IHSDP.
  • About 2.33 lakh houses completed and 4.98 lakh houses in progress as against the mid-term target of 5 lakhs units for completion or in progress.

Rajiv Awas Yojana

The President of India has announced a new scheme called Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) on June 4, 2009 for the slum-dwellers and urban poor, aimed at ushering in a ‘Slum-free India by encouraging States/Union Territories to tackle the problem of slums in a definitive manner. RAY calls for a multi-prolonged approach focusing on:

  • Bringing existing slums within the formal system and enabling them to avail of the same level of basic amenities as the rest of the town;
  • Redressing the failures of the formal system that lie behind the creation of slums; and
  • Tackling the shortages of urban land and housing that keep shelter out of reach of the urban poor.

Rajiv Awas Yojana would extend support to States that are willing to assign property rights to people living in slum areas. To facilitate the preparation of Slum-free Plans based on slum survey and GIS Mapping, a new scheme called Slum-free City Planning has been approved with an allocation of Rs.120 Crores. Rs. 60 crores has been released by the Finance Ministry against this amount during 2009-10.

Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana

Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, under implementation since 1997, has been comprehensively revamped with effect from 1st April, 2009. The scheme strives to provide support for employment of the unemployed and under-employed urban poor, through encouraging the setting up of self-employment ventures, skill development and also providing wage employment by utilizing their labour for the construction of socially and economically useful public assets.

As regards cumulative physical progress of SJSRY, the scheme has assisted 10.53 lakhs urban Poor to set up Micro-enterprises and 16.74 lakh urban poor have been imparted skill training. The scheme is presently focusing on skill development of the urban poor in a big way.



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