​​​​​​Introduction​


Preamble: 

The Government of Karnataka felt, it necessary to pass an Act called Karnataka Slum Areas (Improvement & clearance) Act 1973 for the welfare and Development of Slums. In accordance with this Act, The Karnataka Slum Clea​rance Board was constituted in July 1975 to provide basic amenities and houses to the slum dwellers and social awareness to uplift the living conditions and income generation activities of the urban poor.

 

Constitution of the Board:

Karnataka Slum Clearance Board was constituted during 1975 and redesignated as Karnataka Slum Development Board during 2010. The Karnataka Slum Development Board has 8 nominated official members and 5 non-official members. Normally a non-official is nominated as Chairman and in his absence, the Principal Secretary; Housing Department will look after the duties of the Chairman. The Commissioner of the Board is the Chief Executive Officer as per Section 37 of the Act and he has to carry out various functions of the Board as enumerated in the provisions of the Act. Karnataka Slum Areas (Improvement & Clearance) Act 1973 was suitably amended during 2002 and subsequently a few Rules were also amended during 2004 for the purpose of providing welfare measures to the poor slum dwellers. 


​Overview: 

Karnataka Slum Clearance Board was constituted during 1975 and redesignated as Karnataka Slum Development Board during 2010. The main objective of the Board is to provide Basic amenities to the Slum dwellers and to provide shelter to the needy beneficiaries in the slums. To improve their standard of living by converging existing facilities, various schemes are being implemented for providing training and skill up gradation. I.E.C activities are undertaken to improve health, hygiene, education and improve the income generation through capacity building, providing community development facilities b​y involving CBO/ NGOs.


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