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Written by VIDYA PRABHU | Published: March 18 ?Reading about village life in textbooks is not half as impactful as actually living it.s purpose if we selectively house a few people leaving the others behind in the same slum, said a senior state government official Officials said other cities such as Mira-BhayanderKalyan-DombivliNagpurJalgaon and Pune are still in the process of drafting their proposals They said another thorny unresolved issue is the extent of funding that will be provided by the state government for implementing RAY projects So far18 of the 25 cities in Maharashtra have availed of the Centres grant of Rs 950 crore for laying the initial groundwork under RAY These cities are now working on preparing a socio-economic profile of the households and their livelihoodsknown as management information systemwhich will be integrated with the GIS As far as Mumbai is concernedofficials are still uncertain about the future of the scheme as the Slum Rehabilitation (SRA) scheme already offers free housing to all pre-1995 slumdwellers Alsogovernment officials said they will have to get sanction from the court if they have to extend the eligibility criteria so that at least the post-1995 slum residents can be housed under RAY Officials from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA)the nodal agency for implementing RAY in the statepointed out that the basic services to urban poor (BSUP)a similar scheme for greatly subsidising slum redevelopmentalso found no takers in Mumbai due to similar legal hassles and the lure of free housing Free housing of pre-1995 slum residents in Mumbai has the mandate of all political parties and unless the political will to scrap SRA in its present form is exercisedschemes such as RAY that require the residents to contribute towards the cost of their housing will never take off in Mumbai? “PK” also features Sanjay Dutt, Earlier, For all the latest Pune News,Pune and Kolhpur, said Joshi in a statement Silver jubilee function at Suvarna Fibrotech Suvarna Fibrotech Pvt Ltd will celebrate its silver jubilee on Wednesday The company was started by P I Verghese in 1985 in LandewadiBhosari Over the years the company spread its wings to undertake projects of defencewind energyirrigationwater treatment plantsAerospacehydrospace and railways The silver jubilee function will be held at Royal Connaught Boat Club Ashok MagdumDGMBank of Maharashtra and Rev father George KavukkattMohan NairIIMM chairmanYuvaraj Dayanand COO Writgen India and S S Lagwankar DGM(ADD) Tata MotorsPune will be present at the function Its time to celebrate as we have overcome the recession successfully? Earlier, Outgoing champion Buemi.

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