SRA to embark on Mumbai slum survey 6 years after GIS mapping
Aug 18, 2021 | Times of India
The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has been authorised by the state government to conduct a survey of all slums in Mumbai and Thane. As per a gazette notification issued last Thursday, the SRA will now appoint officers for various zones across the city to carry out the survey and issue eligibility certificates to slum dwellers for free housing.
Slum rehabilitation authority rolls back project in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony
After declaring its intent to notify 32,310 square feet (sq ft) of land inside Aarey Colony for a slum rehabilitation project last month, the slum rehabilitation authority (SRA) on Thursday issued a public notice rescinding its decision to go ahead with the project, in line with previous orders of the Bombay high court (HC), which in 2016 had debarred all slum rehabilitation schemes inside Aarey
Maharashtra govt clears installment facility for Slum Rehabilitation Authority builders
Over a year after top builders working with the BMC, Mhada and other planning authorities got the benefit, the state government approved the flexible installment facility to pay premiums for builders in the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA).
Every 8th beneficiary sold free flat during 10-year lock-in: SRA
One out of every eight slumdwellers who has been given a free flat under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme (SRS) has sold the place and moved out, found the SRA so far in its survey being carried out on Bombay HC’s orders. Of the 86,429 tenements surveyed, 10,983 were found to be occupied by unauthorised occupants.
Over 500 SRA projects failed to take off in 15 years: Report
Even as the state government is pushing for the redevelopment of slums, a recent SRA review report has revealed that as many as 533 such projects are either stuck or have been shelved since 2005. According to SRA estimates, more than lakh slumdwellers have been affected by these ‘dead’ projects.