The guidelines for RAY provide flexibility to States/UTs and cities in deciding solutions specific to the requirements of each slum, whether redevelopment, up gradation, or relocation in consultation with community though In-situ re-development is the programme of choice. The preparation of Detailed Project Report(s) DPRs would follow the preparation of the Slum-Free City Plan of Action (SFCPoA) (Refer “Guidelines for Preparation of Slum Free City Plan of Action” for details).
On the basis of prioritisation of slums in SFCPoAs, cities would be required to prepare DPRs covering „whole slum‟. As preparation of SFCPoAs may take some time, States / UTs have the liberty to submit DPRs for sanction, pending the preparation of SFCPoAs only in the first year of launch of the scheme. Thereafter implementing agencies are required to prepare SFCPoA first and then DPR for selected slum. The Detailed Project Report is a document which deals with all aspects of pre-investment planning and establishes the need and feasibility of the project. The DPR is needed to seek assistance under RAY from the Government of India with sufficient details to ensure appraisal, approval and subsequent financial assistance for implementation in a timely and efficient manner
These guidelines attempt to describe the process and a step-by-step approach in order to prepare DPR for selected slum(s) ready for seeking sanction under RAY by the eligible institutions i.e. Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Para-Statal bodies and other implementation agencies.