The Government of Maharashtra has launched a comprehensive slum rehabilitation scheme by introducing an innovative concept of using land as a resource and allowing incentive floor space index (FSI) in the form of tenements for sale in the open market, for cross-subsidization of the slum rehabilitation tenements which are to be provided free to the slum-dwellers.
Jurisdiction of SRA
As per the provision 3A(1) of Chapter I-A of Maharashtra Slum Areas ( Improvement, Clearance and Redevelopment) Act, 1971 State Government of Maharashtra vide Housing and Special assistance Department notification no. SRP/1095/CR37/Housing Cell, dated 16 December 1995 and through necessary statuary amendments has established Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mumbai to serve as Planning Authority for all Slum areas in the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Subsequently by Govt. of Maharashtra Hosting Department Notification no. SRP 1001/CR2017/14/SRI-1 dated 11 September 2014, area of the Thane Municipal Corporation has been added in the jurisdiction of SRA.[ READ MORE ]