Improving quality of life: Anand Rayate

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 11:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Anand Rayate, Chief Officer, Mumbai Slum Improvement Board, provides an overview of its operations and jurisdiction

Mumbai Slum Improvement Board has its extent over Mumbai City District and Mumbai Suburban District covering 06 Lok sabha Parliamentary constituencies comprising of 36 Vidhan sabha constituencies.

Activities
The work programme of the Mumbai Slum Improvement Board includes 13 different schemes.

Out of these schemes, 9 schemes implemented through D.P.D.C. funds whereas other schemes are funded by Government of Maharashtra or MMRDA.

Besides this, the work of construction of toilet block, Samaj  Mandir and Multipurpose Room at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar/Kamraj Nagar, Ghatkopar (E) and the beautification of W.I.T. Ground at Dharavi are proposed to undertaken by this Board.

A. Schemes funded through D.P.D.C.
1.    
Retaining Wall programme.
2.     Nagri Dalit Vasti Sudhar Yojana.
3.     Slum Improvement Scheme.
4.     Beautification schemes.
5.     Development of Cemeteries.
6.     Providing amenities to the citizens of M.C.G.M. area.
7.     M.P./M.L.A.-Local Area Development Schemes.
8.     Paryatan Sudhar Yojana.
9.     Navinyapurna Yojana/Mahil Bachat Gat/Development of Lakes/Borewell.

Under these schemes the works suggested by MPs/ MLAs are undertaken and the Administrative Approval for such works is accorded by the Collector, Mumbai City District or Mumbai Suburban District.

1. Retaining Wall programme
To avoid the loss of lives and property of the slum dwellers residing on / around hilly areas of the Mumbai city and suburbs district, the state government has implemented programme of construction of Retaining walls.

The state government is providing funds for this scheme from the District Planning schemes of every year.

This programme is executed in Mumbai city and Mumbai suburban District, to give protection to slum pockets on hillocks or at the bottom of hilly areas from landslide government through DPDC of respective Districts allocates fund for construction of retaining wall to protect the slums from land slide in the hilly areas.

Till date, Mumbai Slum Improvement Board has executed 3637 works spending Rs.238.27 crore.

The retaining wall up to height of 9.50 only is constructed by M.S.I.B.

Under this programme, a budget of Rs.38.28 crores was approved for Mumbai Slum Improvement Board for the Year 2012-2013. Out of this an amount of Rs.4.57 Crores was approved for Mumbai city District and Rs.33.71 Crores for Mumbai Suburban District.

During the year 2012-13 Mumbai slum improvement Board has executed Work of 190 retaining walls spending an amount of Rs.19.28 Cr. For the year 2013-2014, DPDC of Mumbai city has made provision of Rs.7.72 Cr. and Mumbai suburban district has made provision of Rs.45.00 Cr.

2. Nagri Dalit Vasti Sudhar Yojana.
The works of providing basic civic & social amenities to the Dalit peoples who are majority residing in the slums of Mumbai City & Suburbs Districts are being carried out as a special component Scheme. This scheme is started from the year 2004-05. The works under this scheme are being taken as suggested by the local MLA/MLC’s as demanded by the locals.

During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 306 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 27.73 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 615 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 58.10 crores.

3. Slum Improvement Scheme
This scheme is started in the Mumbai City District from the year 1008-09 through the funds of the District planning schemes. The works of providing basis civic and social amenities are taken under this scheme as suggested by the MLA/MLC’s as per the local requirement.

During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 91 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 5.48 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 100 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 7.95 crores.

4. Beautification schemes
This scheme is being implemented from the funds made available by the State Govt. through District Planning schemes.

The works of beautifications of Talav’s and Gardens situated in Mumbai Suburban District are being carried out in this scheme as suggested by the MLA/MLC’s as per local requirements.

During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 602 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 59.90 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 950 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 93.80 crores.

5. Development of Cemeteries
This scheme is started in Mumbai Suburban District from the year 2007-08 through the funds of the District Planning Schemes. The works of Development of cemeteries of the MCGM are under taken as suggested by the MLA/MLC’s as per the local requirement. During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 29 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 2.53 crores in Mumbai City District. For the year 2013-14, total 70 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 5.70 crores.

6. Providing amenities to the citizens of M.C.G.M. area
This scheme is started in the Mumbai Suburban District from the year 2007-08 through the funds of the District planning schemes. At present this scheme for suburban is closed from the year 2010-11. Presently this scheme is being implicated in the Mumbai City District. The works of providing basic civic and social amenities are taken under this scheme as suggested by the MLA/ MLC’s as per the local requirements. During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 80 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 4.25 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 80 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 6.30 crores.

7. M.P./M.L.A.-Local Area Development Schemes.
The basis civic and social amenities like toilets / W.C.Blocks, water supply systems, drains passages, Gymnasium, Health Centres, Balwadi, Beautification work etc. are being carried out under this scheme. In this schemes the works are being taken from the MLA/MLC/MP (Loksabha) / MP (Rajyasabha) funds as demanded by the local slum dwellers.

During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 1461 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 108.70 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 1363 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 119.60 crores.

8. Paryatan Suvidha Vikas Yojana.
This scheme is started in the Mumbai Suburban District from the year 2010-11 through the funds of the District planning schemes. In this scheme works viz. for development of tourist spots are undertaken. During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 12 works under this scheme spending an amount of Rs. 4.25 crores. For the year 2013-14, total 75 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 7.50 crores.

9. Navinyapurna Yojana/Mahil Bachat Gat/Development of Lakes/Borewell.
This scheme is started in the Mumbai Suburban District from the year 2010-11 through the funds of the District planning schemes. In this scheme, work viz. construction of culvert, construction of Mahila Bachat Gat Bhawan, and providing Borewell works are undertaken. During the year 2012-13 M.S.I.B. has executed 61 works under this scheme. For the year 2013-14, total 115 works are proposed with the provision of Rs. 11.50 crores.

B) Nagri Dalit Vasti Sudhar Yojana (Special Fund) :
The Department of Social Justric and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra has allotted the funds of Rs. 117.40 crores for year 2010-11 and Rs. 57.00 crores for year 2011-12 for providing basic amenities for scheduled caste beneficiaries.

Out of Rs. 57.00 crores, only Rs. 48.45 have been released. For the year 2010-11, 1474 works were approved and 1331 works have been completed upto March-2013 spending Rs. 97.86 crores. For the year 2011-12, 637 works were approved and 559 works have been completed up to March-2013 spending Rs. 44.48 crores. The spill over works for 2010-11 and 2011-12 are to be completed till 30.09.2013.

For the year 2012-13, the Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance has approved Rs. 60.00 crores out of which Rs.48.00 crores are made available on 30.03.2013. As per the G.R., the terms and conditions relating to nature of works and the distribution of funds are to be issued separately. The works are to be undertaken under this scheme on the suggestions given by MLA’s and includes basic amenities like Toilet Block, Drain, Passage, Water supply etc. The works are targeted to be completed by 31.03.2014.

C) Providing Clean Drinking water and toilet blocks for schools in Dalit Colonies.
The Government of Maharashtra has approved Special Assistance of Rs. 36.00 crore for providing clean drinking water and toilet blocks facilities for schools in Dalit Colonies. As per the G.R., the terms and conditions relating to nature of works and the distribution of funds are to be issued separately. The works are targeted to be completed by 31.03.2014.

D) MMRDA Fund
MMRDA has allotted funds of Rs. 150.00 crores for providing amenities like toilet blocks, drain, passage, water supply and social amenities for the year 2011-12 on 28.12.2011. Majority of the works are completed spending Rs. 95.97 crores and the remaining works are to be completed.

E) Development works at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar/ Kamraj Nagar, Ghatkopar (East).
1.    
Construction of Toilets.
2.     Samajkalyan Kendra.
3.     Multipurpose Centre.

Government of Maharashtra sanctioned Rs. 11.60 crore as a special fund for construction of toilets, Samajkalyan Kendra and Multipurpose Centre for Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar / Kamraj Nagar. The work of construction of toilets and Samaj Kalyan Kendra are completed. The agency fixation for further work of construction of multipurpose centre is in final stage. The Budget providing of Rs. 4.00 crore is done for the year 2013-14.

F) The Beautification of W.I.T. Ground-Dharavi Sector-3
Varsha Gaikwad, Minister, Government of Maharashtra has suggested the above work. The work shall be executed by the Executive Engineer (City Divn.). The Budget provision of Rs. 339.45 lakh vide letter No. 2035 dt.01.11.2012. The work has commenced. The Budget provision of Rs. 14.00 lakh had been made in revised budget provision for the year 2012-13 and Rs.320 lakh in the year 2013-14.

Proposed new schemes
Community Kitchen
In near future, MSIB is planning to set up a concept of community kitchen, at least one in each vidhan sabha constituency to provide hygienic space for preparing food for around 500 families within a slum pocket. This will not only provide food but also employment to women in slum areas.

Cbo Model Toilet Blocks
This type of toilet facilities will provide more hygienic conditions in slum areas. The use of water will be minimized and thus saving the precious resource. Such toilets will be pay and use type and so can be better maintained.


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