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Slum households in India are given property rights via Basera scheme

Urgent completion of the transfer of proprietary rights to 10,000 households in the next four months is called upon 

Under this scheme, proprietary rights are given to every household residing in any urban slum area on state government land. Radiokafka/Shutterstock

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh administered the local government department to accelerate work on the flagship Basera project to provide proprietary rights to 10,000 slum households by September 2021, reported ET Realty.com.  

Through a virtual meeting, the chief minister directed officials to expedite all major projects under state and central government ventures to secure commissioning and completion by December 2021.  

The Basera scheme identified 196 slums and surveyed 25,850 households.  

Under this scheme, proprietary rights are given to every household residing in any urban slum area on state government land.  

Referring to spare funds under AMRUT, Smart City, and some other projects, the chief minister emphasised the need to complete the projects at the earliest, while underlining the importance of initiating new sanctioned works also on priority. 

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Moreover, Singh stressed the vitality of uplifting Punjab to India’s top-ranked states regarding door-to-door collection and cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat Mission, as well as directing the department to speed up the various Surface Water Projects. 

Brahm Mohindra, local government minister, informed the chief minister of the progress on various projects and assured of their timely completion.

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