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.

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.

Observing the state government has delayed rehabilitation of residents of Kurar village slum in Malad East despite a 1997 Bombay High Court order directing the state government to shift them from t

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Rising Number of Slums in Metro Cities, 03/07/2019. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) {PMAY(U)} since June 2015, for construction of all weather pucca houses to all eligible urban households by 2022.

The State of India's Environment 2019 in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors. Each and every dataset from this periodic publication can be used by the media to investigate compelling stories, ask better questions to policymakers to drive them to come up with better policies for sustainable development agenda.  SoE 2019 in Figures is an annual quantified statement of environmental statistics and analysis put together by Down To Earth magazine, which Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) helps publish.

Kenya plans to construct 100,000 "social houses" in the next four years as part of plans to eradicate slums in the country, a housing official said on Thursday.

Nairobi — Nairobi residents especially those living in informal settlements can now breathe a sigh of relief over their water shortage woes following the launch of ward based water projects that ai

Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education alongside their peers from local universities in Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 harmful viruses in surface water in the slums o

Ghana plans to replace its polluting "trotro" buses and formalise waste collection in slums as part of a new plan to help its crowded capital withstand climate change and disasters.

From cities to the countryside, Africa has undergone a dramatic transformation in living conditions over the past 15 years, according to a new study.

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