Minister Slams State Over Poor Implementation Of  Slum Scheme

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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times -Mumbai, April 04, 2013

Union minister for housing and poverty alleviation Ajay Maken has slammed the state government for their delayed decisions on slum housing policies and apathy towards urban poor.

Following a meeting with a delegation led by social activist Medha Patkar over the slum demolitions in Mumbai, Maken, on Tuesday, wrote a letter to chief minister and state housing minister Prithviraj Chavan. In his letter, he questioned the state government’s delay in the implementation of the Rajiv Awas Yojana, a central government scheme aimed at creating slum-free India.

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