Slum Upgrading as part of Slum Free Planning

Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) and Omidyar Network

Academic and Action Research

Policy Briefs

With the launch of Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act and Jaga Mission during 2017-18, the government has recognised the imminent need for improving the quality of life of the slum dwellers in the state. Continuing the Government of Odisha's landmark initiative of the Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM), also known as the JAGA Mission, launched in 2018, and the successful implementation of the Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017; upgradation of basic infrastructure and delisting of upgraded slums emerged as the next critical step towards transforming these informal settlements into liveable habitats, making them an integral part of the city fabric. Towards this end, the Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) as knowledge partner supported Housing and Urban Development Department, GoO to prepare a 'Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Participatory Slum Upgradation and Delisting’. This policy note summarises the various processes and procedures laid out in the SOP and provides a current status of the intervention in Odisha.