Vardhman Group comes up with Slum Redevelopment Program

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					Mumbai : The slums of Sangli, 390 km southeast off Mumbai may not look the same
in near future . Vardhman Group, one of , has now come up with an ambitious slum
redevelopment programme for as many as 3,800 units in Sangli in Maharashtra under
the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Funded entirely
by the Maharashtra government, the project will be managed by Stresscrete India, an
infrastructure company. It may be recalled that Vardhman Group had earlier acquired
stake in Stresscrete India, involved in the construction of bridges, FOB, housing for
government and semi-government bodies and institutions. 鈥淎 s a , one of the
foremost challenges in such projects is space constraint in existing slums. Moreover,
such dwellings are unhygienic and uninhabitable. Through this project, we are
working alongside the government in providing better living facilities for the masses.
The project will be developed in such a way that there is adequate space availability
for each plot. We are also providing the families with clean drinking water and
hygienic living environment,鈥?Rajesh Vardhan, managing director, Vardhman Group,
said. 鈥淪 ince past few years, rainwater harvesting has become an important part of
water conservation across India, especially Maharashtra. Surface drainage,
electrifications and community centres will also be provided along with a compound
wall for the new development,鈥?said Vardhan. will be of simple architectural design
of four floors (inclusive of ground floors) and each of the 2,720 dwelling units will be
of 25 sq mt. There are nearly 3,798 families living in that area. The entire project area,
spread across Sangli and Miraj, is divided into eight slum areas for the redevelopment
project. Each of these areas varies in size, the largest area being 28,755 sq mt
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