Adarsh Housing Society has violated green norms and action will be taken against it once the Maharashtra government submits its final report, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.

The minister suggested that some of the floors of the 31-storey building in upscale Colaba area of Mumbai could be demolished as has been done in similar cases in the past.

This publication suggests solutions that can be built into the design of urban development projects undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to address the common problems and grievances of the urban poor, and to improve urban governance overall.

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Mumbai: Exactly five days after TOI blew the lid off the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, embarrassed chief minister Ashok Chavan on Friday revoked the occupation certificate granted to it by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, also headed by him.

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MUMBAI: The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has denied that it has issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) on March 11, 2003, to Adarsh Housing Cooperative Society, Mumbai, for construction of a residential building.

The state revenue minister Narayan Rane has broken his silence and has promised to inquire into the controversial Adarsh society at Colaba, which has become a major source of embarrassment for CM Ashok Chavan.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson and one of the founder members of the society, Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, said,

The Union Environment Ministry has directed the Maharashtra government to submit by Monday a detailed report on the clearance given to the controversial Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society along with the project

Government of Andhra Pradesh have formulated a policy on slum-free cities in Andhra Pradesh by 2014 through comprehensive  reconstruction of the existing slums in the State, both in terms of housing and infrastructure facilities, in addition to assigning property rights and tenement rights to the identified slum dwellers. It also

This is the fourth in a series of papers chronicling the negotiations over plans to redevelop Dharavi, Mumbai’s vast informal settlement. It also describes current plans to redevelop land beside Mumbai’s international airport, where more than 85,000 households live on a 110-hectare (275 acres) site. In both these settlements, each with populations equivalent to a sizeable city, the government plans appear to be driven more by an intent to support commercial
developments than to address the needs of their residents.

High economic growth coupled with rapid urbanization and a rising middle class have created considerable demand for housing and housing finance in South Asia. More than 14% of low-income families in the region have no home. While housing and housing finance markets have grown at a rate of 30%, it is the upper-income families that benefitted the most.