Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh government is preparing a blueprint for ”slum-free cities” in 21 urban centres under the centrally-sponsored Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). The projects estimated at Rs 1,000 crore crore (US$ 500 million) would be finalised and sent for central approval by month-end.
RAY envisages that the state prepares a State Slum-free Plan of Action (POA). It entails a comprehensive survey to map all exiting slums in selected cities proposed by the state under the plan. The mapping is based on GIS.
GIS mapping will be carried out under National Urban Information System (NUIS) and is expected to be completed in three months.
Source: Business Standard