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Slum rehabilitation policy in Jharkhand soon
The Jharkhand government has filed a petition in the High Court to hold the ongoing slum demolition drive and has decided to frame slum rehabilitation at the earliest.

Hastened by widespread criticism on the issue of court-driven anti-encroachment drive, the Jharkhand government has decided to frame slum rehabilitation policy.

The policy would be framed by a three-member panel led by Development Commissioner Debasish Gupta. Secretaries of Urban Development and Revenue and Land Reforms Departments, Nitin Madan Kulkarni and NN Pandey, respectively have been nominated as members.

The committee has been asked to prepare suitable policy to rehabilitate the displaced of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive within a fortnight. 

Accordingly, the State government has filed a modification petition in the Jharkhand High Court to hold the demolition drive going on throughout the State for some time.

Cabinet secretary Aditya Swarup said the decision to frame the slum rehabilitation policy was taken at a hurriedly convened meeting of the State cabinet headed by Chief Minister Arjun Munda. 

The committee would study the slum rehabilitation policies of other States and try to evolve a suitable way out to deal with the problem of displaced.

“It would  meticulously ascertain the impact of the anti-encroachment drive on law and order situation as well as the human sufferings,” Swarup added.

It may be recalled that the court-backed government’s drive to remove encroachments on public land has sparked off widespread protests and political parties, including those of the ruling coalition, have jumped in support of the people whose houses were demolished during the last one month. More than a dozen people have died either protesting or due to the fear of displacement.

State’s Advocate General Anil Kumar Sinha said that the government had filed the modification petition with a view to seeking some time to frame the slum rehabilitation policy to ameliorate sufferings of the people, who have been settled illegally on the government land.

 

Source: iGovernment

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