Housing Guarantee Planned for Families in Mumbai Slums

Pending government approval, state housing department plans to grant all slum-dwelling families in Mumbai houses may become reality. The houses are free for families settled prior to 1995.

"State officials said the proposal, if approved, would be a major policy shift. Politics over slum cut-off (a proposal for extending the cut-off to 2000 is under consideration) will no longer be significant, the official said. The proposal would also grant the right for a legal dwelling to second buyers of pre-1995 structures, negating the requirement of a separate proposal, which is also under consideration, in this regard."

Full Story: State plans to give all city slum-dwellers a house

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