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A Review of the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme

Date: Dec 16th, 2016

December 27, 2016

The Slum Rehabilitation Scheme (SRS) completes its 20th year in 2017, and over these two decades the scheme has had its share of success and failure. From time to time, the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has drawn criticisms on various fronts like the provision of free housing, involvement of developers, and implementation processes that created opportunities for enormous corrupt practices. Therefore it seemed an appropriate time to examine the scheme for its performance and influence on the housing sector at large, and its expanding role in the state and country. This workshop attempted to understand the trajectory of SRA by focusing on the following questions:

What are the different ways in which SRA has been implemented across MMR and in the state?
What are the different problems post rehabilitation and how are people coping with it?
Is there an alternative to SRA. How do we engage with these alternatives?

The seminar was jointly organised by the School of Habitat Studies, TISS and the Committee for Right to Housing (CRH). The concept note can be foundĀ here.