Property rights conferred on 35 families of slums

Property rights conferred on 35 families of slums

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 25

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sanjay Talwar and Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Saturday conferred property rights on 35 families living in slum areas of Bhola Colony and Baba Jiwan Singh Nagar.

Presiding over an event, MLA termed the programme as a landmark step towards urban development by giving proprietary rights to every slum household occupying the state government land in a slum of any city area.

He said Punjab was the first state in the country to launch such a programme that aims at transforming urban slum areas with basic civic amenities, including potable drinking water, street lights and roads for residents.

MLA Sanjay Talwar said the survey was already underway in wards 12, 15, 16, 17 and 21 and eligible families would get the property rights soon in the coming days.

The Deputy Commissioner said under the scheme, those living in slum areas, in houses of a maximum size of 30 sq yard, would be provided ownership of the house.

He asked officials to ensure that every slum dweller gets the benefit of the scheme, which would help in making Ludhiana slum-free.

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