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In Situ Development of Slums
Slum dwellers will be provided plots or flats in the same location as the existing slums. If that is not possible, they will be rehabilitated in the closest possible location. The Mohalla Sabha will plan the rehabilitation process and monitor its implementation. Until such rehabilitation is completed, the slums will not be demolished under any circumstances. Facilities for drinking water, sanitation and cleaning of sewage canals will be provided in all slums. Streets and lanes in slums will be repaired and converted into pucca roads.
Project Updates

Deputy CM inaugurates 495 community toilets in seven constituencies across Delhi DUSIB to set-up 10,000 more community toilets till 31st March in JJ clusters Deputy CM directs DUSIB to achieve its target of making Delhi open defecation free as far as possible Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Saunday inaugurated 495 community toilets across Delhi in a major step towards making the national capital open defecation free and announced that the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board will complete its ambitious target of setting-up 10,000 community toilets by 31st march (end of the current financial year). Mr Sisodia along with the Urban Development Minister Mr Satyendar Jain, DUSIB CEO Dr VK Jain and other senior officials, visited community toilets at Z-Block, Loha Mandi, Naraina Industrial Area and Chander Shekhar Azad Colony, Wazirpur Industrial Area to inaugurate the community toilets in Jhuggi Jhompri Bastis of these areas. These toilet complexes were taken over from the MCD and were in dilapidated conditions, which were renovated for public use with good specifications. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sisodia said that this will help people living in slums to ease out with dignity and make their bastis open defecation free zones. These community toilets are located in Wazirpur, Model Town, Moti Nagar, Jangpura, Kamla Nehru Camp, Kirti Nagar, Jeevan Nagar, Rajinder Nagar, Matiala and Timarpur. DSUIB has already provided 4119 toilet seats last year and this year, to make the JJ Clusters defecation free, it will has provided 10,000 toilet seats. Mr Sisodia said on the occasion :“To eradicate poverty, we have to ensure there is cleanliness. Contractors should now ensure that the cleanliness of these toilets is maintained at all times. By March 2017, Delhi should be firmly on track to ensure it is open defecation free.” Speaking on the occasion, Urban Development Minister Mr Satyendar Jain said : “It is good that these toilets will be shown under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Our main aim is to provide the people with a good service.” DUSIB has launched a drive to improve the quality of maintenance, repair, up-gradation of the existing toilets in JJ Bastis and augmentation by constructing new toilets@ 1 seat for 30 persons as per Swachh Bharat Mission norms to make these bastis open defecation free. DUSIB has carried out a survey with the help of its engineering team which went around in all the JJ Bastis from 5AM to 8 AM on three consecutive days and 253 open defecation spots were identified. Accordingly, a gap analysis was carried out and more than 15,000 toilet seats are required to make JJ Bastis open defecation free. There are 17405 toilet seats already available including nearby MCD toilets which serve the Slum population. DUSIB has made functional 4119 toilets (Renovated/new) during the current financial year 2016-17, the community toilets have already been made functional and by the end of this financial year (31st March 2017) 10,000 community toilet seats will be made functional to make JJ Bastis open defecation free and about 5000 more toilets will be added by June 2017. The specifications adopted for toilets have also been improved by providing ceramic tiles up to lintel height inside toilets, kota stone flooring inside and outside to improve cleaning facility which will improve hygiene. Special arrangements have been made for Divyangs and ramps provided in all toilet complexes. DUSIB has provided tap water to all WC seats in toilet complexes to improve hygienic condition for the users in the complexes. All signage has been standardised, improved and made more informative. Strict monitoring of the toilet complexes by deploying exclusive teams for regular inspections and Member (Expert) has been entrusted the work of monitoring the O&M of these complexes so that the good quality service can be given to the slum dwellers. The prefabricated toilet cubicles have also been improved by providing ceramic WC seat and aluminium chequered plate flooring instead of FRP material, which will make more hygienic and durable. For the first time, water has been taken to each toilet seat and where ever feasible, flushing system has also been provided as per feasibility. Each Toilet complex has been assigned unique Id for its proper maintenance and upkeep. Operation and maintenance (cleanliness and sanitation) will be improved in all the toilet complexes in slum bastis. Monitoring of all the toilet complexes will be done through in-house team of dedicated staff and designed Mobile App.

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The recent decision of the DUSIB to transform 52 JJ slum clusters into Adarsh or ‘model’ bastis was the focus of a day long consultation that was jointly organized by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) and the Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), in the capital. @msisodia, Dy. Chief Minister, Delhi Government, addressed the gathering. @msisodia underscored the point that people are our biggest asset and said that the Delhi Government was committed to improving the quality of life of the poorest and the most marginal communities and extended full support to the Adarsh Basti initiative of DUSIB and exhorted both DUSIB and NGOs to go beyond just improving facilities and services. “At the end of the day what people are looking for is dignity, greater certainty about the services that they are entitled to and last but not the least livelihood and skill development that meets their requirement and not something imposed from above” he emphasized. The Consultation brought together representatives of several key institutions including; the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), DISCOMs and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) as well as donors, experts and members of civil society and community based organizations (CBOs). Sh. S.K. Mahajan, Chief Engineer, DUSIB, while setting the context pointed out that “to develop Adarsh bastis it was imperative to bring together both civil and social engineering” because the up-gradation of a basti will require “work on both the physical and social infrastructure.” Taking this forward, Sh. V.K. Jain, CEO, DUSIB said that, “DUSIB was committed to slum re-development and making Delhi Open Defecation Free and this will be achieved in a phased and time-bound manner with the consistent involvement of all stakeholders.” He emphasized that “DUSIB was committed to zero tolerance to corruption, zero tolerance to quality compromise, zero percent pendency and 100 % transparency” Reinforcing this commitment, Ms. Girija Sahu, CFAR, stated that if community engagement has to be made “strong and enduring then all stakeholders, both within the government and outside, must support the capacity building of community change agents and provide communities with platforms that will enable them to learn, share and be an integral part of all processes from planning to delivery” In their response to these commitments by senior functionaries of the government and key organizations, a host of representatives from leading NGOs and CBOs such as CFAR, Mahila Pragati Manch, CURE, Force, Habitat for Humanity, Jagori, the Institute for Human Development, National Institute for Urban Affairs made brief presentations on their vision and how they were approaching the issue of urban sanitation. In her presentation, Ms. Renu Khosla, CURE, opined that a slum can be considered ideal or upgraded only when it is integrated with the city and has equal access to all services.” Mr. Kundan Chauhan, CFAR meanwhile spoke of the importance of evolving community led management structures to oversee and coordinate sanitation services and cited the example of the Women’s Forum which had successfully developed a model in 18 Block Kalyanpuri, in collaboration with Mahila Pragati Manch and CFAR. Other key presenters were Shri Vineet Gupta, Vice-President, Head, Business, BSES, Mr. Ansar Alam, Executive Engineer, North DMC and Mr. O.P. Vimal, Executive Engineer, East DMC. Meanwhile, DUSIB has instructed all Executive Engineers to ensure that selected JJ bastis are turned into ‘model bastis’ by 30thAugust 2016. This will be done with the support of NGOs and concerned departments and involve in-situ improvement of various facilities in existing slums such as: Making sure that toilets are in good condition. Working in tandem with the Delhi Jal Board to ensure proper supply of water. Taking up the issue of nonfunctioning of street lights with respective DISCOM. Ensuring proper disposal of sewerage by connecting toilets with existing sewerage lines and if that is not possible to get it done by providing alternative arrangements. Taking up the issue of solid waste management with the respective Municipal Corporation. Repairing existing Bal Vikas Kendras and ensuring that they are being put to proper use. Improving Shishu Vatikas

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A policy has been created which will facilitate the survey of JJ clusters as well as rehabilitation of eligible JJ dwellers. A technical and financial feasibility study has been conducted to understand viability of pilot projects of JJ bastis. Work will be taken up on these pilot projects in four JJ clusters shortly. As against the earlier policy of relocating JJ dwellers to far-off locations, the focus is on in-situ rehabilitation. Already, 528 JJ families out of 593 jhuggies of JJ Basti Jawalapuri have been rehabilitated by giving possession of EWS houses at Baprola.

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