The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 11
The Punjab Government has approved proprietary rights to six more slums in Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Mansa, Patiala and Ludhiana districts under the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s flagship slum development programme ‘Basera’.
The approval was granted at the fifth meeting of the steering committee under the Basera scheme, chaired by the Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan, here.
With this, as many as 8,141 households located across 46 slum sites in different districts of the state have got the proprietary rights of their dream homes so far.
Reviewing the progress of the scheme, the Chief Secretary ordered a monthly review of the ‘house-for-houseless’ scheme to further expedite the process of granting proprietary rights to the slum dwellers and enable them to own their dream homes at the earliest.
She also directed all the Deputy Commissioners to work proactively for seamless execution of this pro-people scheme.
Notably, Punjab was the first state in the country to launch a scheme for granting proprietary rights to the slum dwellers occupying state government’s land in the slums of urban areas.
Additional Chief Secretary Development Anirudh Tewari, ACS-cum- Financial Commissioner Rural Development and Panchayats Seema Jain, Principal Secretaries Vikas Pratap (PWD), Ajoy Kumar Sinha (Local Government), Secretaries Ajoy Sharma (Local Government), Manvesh Singh Sidhu (Revenue) and other senior officials of the state government also attended the meeting.