NIT board to abolish ground rent for slums

Nagpur: BJP MLA from East Nagpur has said the Nagpur Improvement Trust () will abolish ground rent of 2% levied on shanties in slums. The decision will be taken at a meeting of board of trustees organized on June 13.
Khopde, along with BJP activists and slum-dwellers, met NIT chairman and collector Ashwin Mudgal on Monday. Khopde said slum-dwellers can never afford ground rent of Rs5-10 lakh levied on them. “The state government had taken a good decision to distribute ownership rights to slum-dwellers. But the ground rent issue cropped up as a major worry for the slum-dwellers,” he said.

The NIT will have to seek the state government’s permission for implementation of its decision.

Khopde also demanded to expedite survey of remaining slums and distribution of ownership rights to remaining slum-dwellers.

Corporator Pradip Pohane, Manoj Chafle, Dharmapal Meshram, Sarita Kavre and other BJP leaders were also present.

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