Slum-free by 2019: Surat, India redeveloping 13 slums to benefit slum-dwellers

The Surat (India) Municipal Corporation (SMC) has announced that it will redevelop 13 slum settlements in the city.

At least 4,350 new houses would be constructed in public-private partnership under slum redevelopment programme for slum dwellers. SMC has got 13 slum settlements vacated in Anjana area of the city.

These slum areas would be given to private developers to rebuild multi-storeyed houses for slum dwellers. Private developers would be given additional FSI for their work.

SMC wants to make Surat a zero-slum city by 2019, and also make it more beautiful by uplifting the living standards of slum dwellers.

Photo of Surat skyline by Rahul Bhadane via Wikipedia Commons.

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