Delhi government to survey city slums to ensure proper housing
To ensure proper housing and rehabilitation for slum dwellers, Delhi government has decided to carry out a survey of slums in the city and identify the families living there.
According to an official, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has roped in a private agency, which has experience of working with the underprivileged sections, for the survey. The exercise is likely to start next week and will be completed in six months.
DUSIB member-expert BipinRai said the survey would not only provide an updated database of people living in about 675 slums, but would also help the government prioritise and speed up their relocation.
According to an estimate, close to 3.5 lakh families (15-20 lakh people) live in these slums. The new slums, not in the government records, will also be covered.