SLUM MAPPING

Problem:

  • The Act covers 109 municipalities in the state and ensures identified slum dwellers living in small towns have rights over up to 600 sq. ft of land while in the cities they will get rights over up to 450 sq. ft.

  • The Act and the programme come ahead of the assembly elections in the state stated before the summer of 2019.

  • Laws are made by politicians and works in the cities and implemented in faraway lands.

  • Likewise, the biggest challenge in the Odisha slum titling project was to verify the exact slum households in a given area and make land rights accordingly.

  • Manual surveys and mapping would have taken nearly a decade and the government wanted to hand over land titles by 2018.