Friday, October 23, 2009

Details of Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHDSP)
Name of the SchemeIntegrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHDSP)
Sponsored byState Government
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of urban development
DescriptionThere is need to strengthen the urban planning process by integrating the urban poor in the city planning and development process in a participatory manner and evolve citywide strategies to provide alternatives to slum formation. Strategies like making land available to the poor at affordable prices through reservation of land for EWS housing and ensuring the provision of housing, urban infrastructure, and transport services on the fringes of the cities, can provide alternatives that would restrict the formation of new slums. The Hon'ble Prime Minister took a step forward in this direction by launching a scheme namely Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) on 3rd December, 2005. The Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP)aims at combining the existing schemes of VAMBAY and NSDP under the new IHSDP Scheme for having an integrated approach in ameliorating the conditions of the urban slum dweller who do not possess adequate shelter and reside in dilapidated conditions. Main Objectives of the Scheme The basic objective of the scheme is to strive for slumless cities by adopting holistic slum development with a healthy and enabling urban environment by providing adequate shelter and basic infrastructure facilities to the slum dwellers of the identified urban areas. 

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