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.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Evictions due to demolition of slums, 24/07/2019. “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) component under PMAY(U) Mission mandates to use land as a resource for providing houses to slum dwellers.

After extending legal cover to all slums that came up prior to January 1, 2000, the Congress-led Democratic Front government has now legitimised occupants of protected slum homes till 2013.

In a notification issued by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan-led Urban Development (UD) department on March 3, the government has said “it intends to rehabilitate slum-dwellers who have been residing continuously for at least one year in protected slum structures.”

Gujarat high court has issued notices to state's urban development and housing department and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) over a PIL objecting to slum demolition at Ranip area.

Despite Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Ajay Maken’s plea to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for stopping the demolition of the houses of slum-dwellers, 43 houses were pulled down at the Golibar slum here on Wednesday, under the supervision of the Collector’s office.

The activists of the National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) have alleged that Shivalik Ventures, which develops the prime property of 125 acres called Golibar, carried out the demolition in connivance with government officials.

How do mass slum resettlement programmes in expanding megacities contribute to the reproduction of urban poverty? Chennai's premier resettlement colony, Kannagi Nagar, housing slum-dwellers evicted from the city since 2000 has integrated itself into the industrial, commercial and software economies of the information technology corridor on unfavourable terms, swelling the supply of unskilled casual workers for local firms.

The resettlement packages offered to slum dwellers in Mumbai not only violate their right to shelter but also lead to deterioration in their quality of life. There is an urgent need to calculate the cost of repeated demolitions that push slum dwellers to the city’s outer limits against that of acknowledging their right to housing.

While analyzing the data and information on socio-economic conditions of slum dwellers in selected localities of Delhi NCR, the principal objective of the proposed study is to prepare a framework of social cost benefit analysis to evaluate alternative strategies aimed at developing the India’s capital in to a World Class Model City free of slums

The decision to evict 445 families from the slum area in Sandhakuda here without any rehabilitation proposal for construction of sea surge protection wall and laying of pipeline for the oil refinery project of IOC has triggered tension in the area.

Sources said the State Government had given 266 acres in Sandhakuda area to Paradip Port Trust (PPT) authorities on lease but the PPT is yet to acq

An Act to provide for facilitation of inclusive growth and slum-free cities, including basic amenities and affordable housing to the slum-dwellers; for this purpose to lay down general principles

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