Land Readjustment

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Nepal
Organization in Charge: 
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter
USD: 
20,000
Nº of Families helped: 
110
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

The purpose of this initiative was to implement "Secured Housing through Land Readjustment and Innovative Housing" for 110 families of Sankhamol, a squatter settlement in Katmandu. The readjustment plan proposed by Lumanti was introduced to the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) who showed interest in this project and allocated funds for a slum upgrading projects. Meanwhile, the community has established a committee to work on the land readjustment proposal. The committee has been holding meetings with the community to discuss the project and mobilize members to come up with suggestions of adjustment. The Shankhamul readjustment plan has been well received within the community and at the national squatters’ associations. Several donors could now be interested to gradually implement the project. By sharing the plan with the National Slum Upgrading Forum and the DUDBC. Lumanti expects to have a positive impact on future policies regarding slum dwellers of NEPAL. Contact: Lajana Manandhar lajana@lumanti.wlink.com.np