Despite the critical importance of adequate housing—both as a means of prevention and for recovery—in dealing with pandemics like COVID-19, the Indian government has not paid attention to reducing the incidence of homelessness or to improving the quality of housing of the urban and rural poor during the pandemic or in its recovery plans.

This report presents the findings of a national survey conducted by ActionAid Association with informal workers towards the end of the third phase of the lockdown to ascertain the impact of the lockdown.

The Budget Estimates of ` 65,000 crore in 2020-21 is 8.33 percent higher than the Budget Estimates of ` 60,000 crore in 2019-20 and 18.61% over Revised Estimates of ` 54,800 crore in 2019-20. Financial support of ₹ 6828 crore to the Local Bodies in 2020-21 is proposed as against ₹ 6380 crore in the Budget Estimates in 2019-20.

Delhi is being recognized for its new initiative and a new thinking towards education, health services, social welfare and social security measures taken to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the common man.

To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile rural housing scheme, Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) has been restructured into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April, 2016. Under PMAY-G, the target is construction of 2.95 crore houses by 2022. The identification of beneficiaries under PMAY-G is based on the housing deprivation parameters and exclusion criteria prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 after due verification by Gram Sabha and Appellate Process.

The Government has taken steps under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) [PMAY(U)], by providing central assistance to States/ Union Territories (UTs),for addressing the housing requirement of the slum dwellers and other people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)through three components of the scheme viz. “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR), Affordable Housing in Partnership with public or private sector (AHP) and Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancements (BLC).

Land’ and ‘Colonisation’ are State subjects and therefore, it is the responsibility of the State/Union Territory (UT) Governments to frame policies and implement schemes for the people living in slums. s per Census of India 2011, the total number of people living in slums in Delhi and Mumbai is 16,17,239 and 52,06,473 respectively.

Compliance of directions of National Green Tribunal in OA No 688/2019 and 908/2019 Aditya Jakhar Vs State of Haryana dated 27/11/2019. The  report was uploaded on March 5, 2020. The matter relates to prosecution action under section 43/44 of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 against M/s Ramprastha Saare Township (group housing complex) in village Wazirpur Meoka, Gurugram as the parameters exceeded the permissible limits.

These rules shall be applicable to the areas covered by the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 (Tamil Nadu Act 35 of 1972). Shelter charges shall be assessed, levied and collected from any person who undertakes or carries out any development of building, to rehabilitate the urban poor.

Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular — just two years ago it was 9.1%.The global circularity gap is widening. There are reasons for this negative trend, but the result remains the same: the news is not just bad, it is worse.

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