|Govt steps to make city slum free|
GUWAHATI, March 18 – In a bid to make Guwahati a slum-free city, the State Government has initiated steps to build dwelling houses for the slum dwellers under Rajiv Awas Yojana in the city. In this connection, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today chaired a review meeting at his official residence to speed up the implementation of Rajiv Awas Yojana under Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), said an official press release here.
In the meeting, Chief Minister Gogoi asked the officials concerned to take steps on a fast-track basis for building the dwelling houses. Initially, 164 slum areas have been identified in the city which would be covered under the scheme.
He further asked the officials to make temporary dwelling arrangements for the beneficiaries during the construction period to make it a hassle-free exercise. Around 18,500 households would be accommodated in the city under the scheme initially which would be replicated subsequently.
Similar project is also on the pipeline in Dhubri, Kokrajhar and Dibrugarh which would see its completion in a time-bound manner, the press release added.