ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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JANATA COLONY-Awaiting Eviction

deed, is it legitimate to expect much "saving" from such a poor segment of our society. Also, in view of the fact that the allottees became the owners of the dwellings and not the tenants, the question of a regular income accruing to the government (or the panchayats) from the scheme, with which to finance extensions of it, also did not arise. The only method through which the scheme could have possibly increased savings wis through the voluntary donations made, and that too only to the extent lo which these accrued out of cuts in consumption. The panchayats were each expected to collect about Rs 5,000 in voluntary donations; the modal figure collected came to a little over Rs 1,000. After adding the collections made by the state government and the district collectors, the total of voluntary donations was a little over one-third of the expected total of Rs 60 million.

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