Chandigarh: The Haryana Government will get a model developed for rehabilitation of slums in the state, prevent their further growth and provide minimum basic amenities to the people living there.

Three towns of Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak have been chosen for the research projects for developing these models, Additional Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister, K K Khandelwal and Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Ram Niwas said here on Tuesday.

Khandelwal said that a Randomized Control Technique would be followed for research in areas of solid waste management, slum improvement and ways to check growth of slums would be covered.

They said that having provided the facilities of free drinking water, a water tank and a tap to households of Scheduled Castes, the state government was now considering how to extend similar benefit to families living below the poverty line in the state.

Khandelwal said that Haryana has a total population of 2.53 crore, out of which 33 percent people live in urban areas.

Faridabad city has the largest slum population of 2.3 lakh with 24 to 25 percent living below the poverty line and deserving better quality of life.

Khandelwal said the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which is a part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, has accepted the proposal of Haryana Government to conduct research to check the problem of slum dwellers, who sell their houses after their rehabilitation and again develop slums.


Latest News from Haryana News desk