Bharat Janta

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 882
  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Partner: SSNS
  • Year Approved: 2003
Total Invested
INR 17,668,660
Average Completion Cost
INR 616,898
Total Invested
$238,069
Average Completion Cost
$11,416
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Completed
Basic
147
147
Project Overview

This SPARC Samudaya Nirman Sahayak (SSNS) project is located in Dharavi, Asia’s second largest slum. The residents are drawn from the Bharat Janata Housing Cooperative (BJHC) living previously in slum housing and brought together by the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres, (SPARC) the NGO parent company of SSNS.

Clients were previously living on the site and by joining their plots together were able to create a single large plot on which the apartment buildings could fit.

In a precedent setting initiative, this housing was densified by building a medium rise block of apartments through harnessing the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) approach. TDR is a scheme that enables developers to get valuable development rights from building slum-replacement housing, which can then be sold or used for private development. This works because there are restrictions on the height that buildings can normally be built in Mumbai, however TDR enables developers to build higher. SSNS have therefore used TDR to densify sites either through adding additional buildings or additional floors. Proving this model is an effective method of informal settlement upgrading, this approach is now adopted by other developers in the sector.

147
Homes Completed
147
Homes Occupied
147
Connected to Water and Sanitation

Client Data

Household Demographic Data
Household Size
6.00
Proportion Female
50.0
Proportion Children
20.0
Proportion Elderly
20.0
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed Completion Cost
(Local Currency)
Apartments Basic 147 147 616898

Project Finances

Displayed In

Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
INR 17,668,660
$ 238,069
Grants
INR 17,668,660
$ 238,069

Based on exchange rate on 30/06/2021

Funds Recouped from Third Parties
Funds Recouped from Third Parties
INR 252,714,220
$ 3,405,096

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Data last updated on 06/08/2021