Panvel: The Chairman of Slum Development and Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Committee of Panvel City Municipal Corporation Prakash Binedar met Panvel City Municipal Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh and discuss with him on various issues with respect to the Slum. The major concern was basic civic amenities to the slum dwellers by Corporation.
“The meet turned out to be a in a positive manner and the Commissioner had agreed to collect information on the present scenario and accordingly take step towards organising basic services they lack” informed Binedar
He further informed that the commissioner Deshmukh has also assured that soon they will publish the list of surveyed slum dwellers.
It may be recalled that Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur have been doing the follow ups from last many years for the proper development and rehabilitation of the Slums of Panvel. It may be the time when he was in Congress he had than organised meet with Sunil Tatkare the than Finance Minister for the rehabilitation of Slum of Panvel. But due to lack of interest of State the issue was ignored. However at that moment the Panvel was just a Municipal Council and hardly had revenue for such a big concern. But now the situation has changed. After becoming a Municipal Corporation the revenue has gone high and its time it can think about the poor people who from years are lacking basic amenities.
One of the social worker Raju V working with these section of the society said, “Due to the lack of basic civic services the threat of illness of children, women and senior citizens has been rising in these slum regions from years. On other hand this becomes direct and indirect violation of human rights as per the guidelines of United Nation and the Constitution of India.”
The past Commissioner Sudhakar Shinde was not able to do anything for the Slum and so the only ray of hope for these slum dwellers is the new Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh.
The Chairman of Slum Development and Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Committee of Panvel Municipal Corporation Prakash Binedar believes that the positive attitude of the new Commissioner will ensure a proper development and rehabilitation of the Slums of Panvel.