Action plan for slum auction and relocation for the state of Delhi
AbstractShort term political considerations, bureaucratic inertia, ideological differences, and most importantly- financial constraints, have created a situation where effective slum reform has floundered. This paper concentrates on the city-state of Delhi and puts forth the argument that a successful slum reform and urban renewal program should consist of five elements - Resource availability, Location and comrnuteability, Willingness of stakeholders to participate, Credibility of government promises, and Sustainability. The paper presents an action plan (named APSARA) that is both bold and unconventional. It is in the middle of the ideological spectrum, is financially sustainable in that it does not require any external or government subsidization, and if carried out in the right manner, is likely to be acceptable to . all stakeholders. The operational details of the plan are such that all the five elements are accounted for. It involves converting the currently squatter occupied land to commercial or residential land, and auctioning it away. The resources generated from this are more than adequate for relocating squatters, providing them basic amenities, and providing them with frequent, and affordable, public transport. The estimates show that even after these investments there is likely to be a significant left over surplus that could be used for other urban development activities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Council of Applied Economic Research in its series Working Papers with number 72.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: May 2000
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