The Delhi government has built over 11,000 public toilets in the past three years
Highlights
  • ODF claim by civic bodies in Delhi has been sent for 3rd part verification
  • North Delhi Municipal Corporation was declared ODF on December 31, 2017
  • EDMC and SDMC were declared ODF on Rashtriya Swachh Diwas, October 2, 2017

New Delhi: The open defecation-free (ODF) status claimed by several civic bodies in the national capital has been referred to the ministry of urban affairs for third-party verification, according to the latest economic survey released today. “The New Delhi Municipal Council was declared and certified ODF on November 24, 2016 and re-certified on May 24, 2017 for six months. The Delhi Cantonment Board was certified as ODF on December 15, 2017. EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation) and SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) were declared as ODF on October 2, 2017, while the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) was declared ODF on December 31, 2017,” the survey said.

The Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18 said the matter has been referred to the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) for third party verification or certification, it said.

Also Read: North Delhi Municipal Corporation Kick-Starts 2018 By Declaring Its 104 Wards Open Defecation Free

Also, as per the Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) 2021, unauthorised regularised colonies in fills is projected to be 15 percent, the survey said.

The master plan mandates ‘n-Situ Slum Rehabilitation scheme to rehabilitate slum dwellers , including the usage of land as a resource for community and private sector participation, in order to prevent the growth of slums, mandatory provision of EWS housing/slum rehabilitation in all group housing to the extent, minimum 15 percent of the proposed FAR (floor area ratio) on the plot.

The Master Plan envisages that for In-Situ Rehabilitation of JJ bastis, a maximum of 40 percent land can be used as a resource and minimum 60 per cent land has to be used for In-Situ Redevelopment.

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