Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) envisages
a “Slum Free India" with inclusive and equitable cities
in which every citizen has access to basic civic infrastructure
and social amenities and decent shelter.
Encourage States/Union Territories (UTs) to tackle
slums in a definitive manner, by focusing on:
- Bringing all existing slums, notified or non-notified
(including recognised and identified) within the formal system
and enabling them to avail the basic amenities that is available
for the rest of the city/UA;
- Redressing the failures of the formal system
that lie behind the creation of slums by planning for affordable
housing stock for the urban poor and initiating crucial policy
changes required for facilitating the same.
- Improving and provisioning of housing, basic
civic infrastructure and social amenities in intervened slums.
- Enabling reforms to address some of the causes
leading to creation of slums.
- Facilitating a supportive environment for
expanding institutional credit linkages for the urban poor.
- Institutionalizing mechanisms for prevention
of slums including creation of affordable housing stock.
- Strengthening institutional and human resource
capacities at the Municipal, City and State levels through comprehensive
capacity building and strengthening of resource networks.
- Empowering community by ensuring their participation
at every stage of decision making through strengthening and
nurturing Slum Dwellers’ Association/Federations.
RAY is to be implemented in a mission mode and
will provide financial support to States/UTs/Urban Local Bodies
(ULBs)/Central Government Agencies, hereafter called implementing
agencies, for providing housing and improvement of basic civic
infrastructure and social amenities in each selected slums. Rental
and transit housing will be admissible under the scheme. Operation
and maintenance (O&M) of assets created under this scheme
will also be eligible for funding.
RAY will also extend financial support States
for creation of affordable housing stock through public-private
partnership (PPP) under the Affordable Housing in Partnership
(AHP) component of the scheme.
The scheme is applicable to all slums within
a city, whether notified or non-notified (including identified
and recognised), whether on lands belonging to Central Government
or its Undertakings, Autonomous bodies created under the Act of
Parliament, State Government or its Undertakings, Urban Local
Bodies or any other public agency and private sector. It is also
applicable to “urbanized villages” inside the planning
area of the city, urban homeless and pavement dwellers.