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250 dalit dominated urban bastis to be selected in descending order

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, with a view to improving the living conditions of the dalit dominated bastis of urban areas, has decided to implement Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji Shahri Dalit Bahulya Basti Samgra Vikas Yojana. About Rs. 2000 crore would be spent under this scheme. Giving this information here today, the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh said that during the surprise inspection conducted by the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji recently, she felt that the urban dalits and poor had not got their dues so far. He said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji from time to time has repeated that the dalits, backwards and other deprived sections had been totally ignored for centuries under the unequal social system prevalent in the country,
but under the Indian Constitution, framed by Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, these sections got legal rights to get the benefit of
development for the first time.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji giving serious thought to the poor condition of the dalits and other
deprived sections, at first decided to implement Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Yojana for the all-round development of dalit dominated villages of the State. Several development schemes were being implemented under this scheme in the rural areas.
Likewise, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji decided to implement various schemes like Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji Shahri Samgra Vikas
Yojana, Sarvjan Hitay Shahri Garib Makan (Slum area) Malikana Haq Yojana and Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji Shahri Garib Avas Yojana for the benefit of dalits residing in urban areas. He said  that the Hon’ble U.P. Chief Minister ji is the only Chief Minister of the Country who has conducted surprise inspection of all the districts of the State.  The Cabinet Secretary said that under the scheme these  bastis would be saturated with all the 18 programmes in a phased and timely manner. He said that the master plan of the selected bastis would be prepared by the Chief Town Planner. Under the scheme, 250 dalit dominated urban bastis would be selected which had 50 per cent or above SC/ST population in a descending order during the first phase. A provision of Rs. 3 crore has been made for C.C. roads only for the bastis falling within the limits of Nagar Nigam areas. The selection of the bastis would be made by the committee headed by DM/Division Commissioner.
Mr. Singh said that the review of the financial and physical progress of various programmes to be implemented under  the schemes would be made at division and district level on regular basis. He said that these bastis would also be benefited by various schemes
and facilities being implemented previously. He said that under the scheme, facilities like drinking water supply, sewerage,  drains, solid waste management (waste management), construction of C.C. roads and closed drains in selected dalit bastis, electrification/street lighting etc would be provided. Besides, these bastis would also be covered by various pension schemes like, old age pension, family benefit scheme, aid to destitute widows and disabled pension. Moreover, mother and child welfare health centres would also be set up and various health schemes which include setting up of health centres, vaccination, mother and child welfare, birth-death registration, blindness control, T.B. control and leprosy eradication programme etc. would also be implemented. He said that primary schools would also be set up in the selected bastis and students belonging to SC/ST, backward  caste, minorities, general category and disabled students would be covered under the scholarship scheme. He said that the eligible persons would be provided ration cards and housing facilities. Besides, the eligible persons would also be covered under employment schemes like Swarn Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana,  Saghan Mini Dairy Yojana (wherever applicable), Khadi Gramodyog, minorities, backward classes and SC/ST employment programmes. They would also be benefited by Swachchhkar Vimukti Yojana. Besides, community centres would also be constructed and beautification of parks would also be undertaken. Moreover, schemes like Savitri Bai Phule Shiksha Madad Yojana, U.P. Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad
Yojana and Mahamaya Garib Balika Ashirwad Yojana would also be implemented.

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