National Slum Development Programme


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         The National Slum Development Programme (NSDP) was inaugurated and launched by the Prime Minister in August, 1996 at Kanpur in (U.P.). Under National Slum Development Programme, Additional Central Assistance (ACA) was being released to the States/UTs for the development of urban slums. The objective of this programme was upgradation of urban slums by providing physical amenities like water supply, storm water drains, community bath, widening and paving of existing lanes, sewers, community latrines, street lights etc. Besides, the funds under NSDP could be used for provision of community infrastructure and social amenities like pre school education, non formal education adult education, maternity, child health and primary health care including immunization etc. The programme also had a component of shelter up gradation or construction of new houses.

Under the programme, funds in the form of Additional Central Assistance (ACA) were allocated by the Planning Commission annually on the basis of slum population of the State/UT. While the Ministry of Finance released the funds to the States under this Programme, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the funds to Union Territories. The States released the funds to the Implementing Agencies as per their requirements. The Ministry of Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation had been nominated as the Nodal Ministry to monitor the progress of the programme in respect of States.

            During the years 1996-97 to 2004-2005, a total amount of Rs. 3089.63 crores was released to the States and UTs under this programme as indicated below:-

Sl. No.

Year

Amount Released.

(Rs. in crores.)

1

1996-97

250.01

2.

1997-98

290.99

3.

1998-99

351.63

4.

1999-2000

384.96

5

2000-2001

247.34

6

2001-2002

                                  282.40

7

2002-2003

333.44

8

2003-2004

335.08

9

2004-2005

613.78

 

Total

3089.63

  NSDP has since been discontinued from the financial year 2005-06.

                      As reported by the States/UTs, since the inception of the programme and upto 31-08-2006 out of the total funds of Rs.3089.63 crore released by the Central Government, an amount of Rs. 2496.18 crore has been spent and about 4.58 crores of slum dwellers have benefited from this programme..

 

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