Gujarat HC grants residential accommodation for more than 6,600 hutments dwellers of Baroda city


In a significant achievement on Housing Front, HRLN Lawyer Mr. Subramaniam Iyer achieved residential accommodation for more than 6600 hutment dwellers of Baroda city in Gujarat under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. In Special Leave Petition No. 6029 of 2008, Jan Sangharsh Manch Versus State of Gujarat, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Mr. S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice Anant S. Dave of Gujarat HC has passed excellent order dated 11 January, 2010, directing Baroda Municipal Corporation to make allotment of houses by July 2010. Such houses measuring 25.64 sq.mtrs cost Rs. 1.28 lacs. However, 50% cost has to be borne by the Central Government, 20% cost to be borne by the State Government, 12% cost to be borne by the Municipal Corporation and thus such houses shall be made available to hutment dwellers only on the 18% of total cost.