Over 500 slum-dwellers have become proud owners of flats in the upmarket Dadar in Central Mumbai.

Mumbai : Over 500 slum-dwellers on Sunday became the proud owner of flats in the upmarket Dadar in Central Mumbai.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi handed over the keys to the slum-dwellers of Shroffwadi in a colourful function at the sprawling Kamgaar Kreeda Maidan.

HOUSING: Small hike in outlay for flagship housing scheme; nothing for urban housing.

In spite of all the talk of helping the aam aadmi, the outlay under the Indira Aawas Yojana (IAY) for the rural poor in 2009-10 is more or less the same as in 2008-09 (revised estimate). While the central plan outlay in 2008-09 was Rs 7,919 crore, the amount budgeted for 2009-10 is Rs 7,920 crore.

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Faridabad: Private developers in Faridabad in recent years have invaded the Aravalis with a vengeance. Officials claim over 2,000-2,500 acres of forest land have been put to non-forest use including residential, educational and religious institutions and a handful of trusts.

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Mandi, January 11

The stage has been set to develop a modern satellite town at Nalsoh as the Himachal Housing Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) has started the process to acquire about 1,200 bighas of land for this town that would provide housing for over 10,000 residents.

A national mission to make investments in 63 Indian cities over seven years has run half its course, but there are concerns about how projects are being chosen and whether all the money and effort will finally deliver an improved and inclusive urban environment.

The Delhi government has built 9,817 houses for slum dwellers and urban poor below the poverty line under the Rajiv Ratan Aawas Yojna. The dwelling units are now ready for allotment, said Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) managing director Manoj Parida.

Supreme Court orders worry Mumbai residents Mobile hoarding vans that advertise brands, bollywood films, saas-bahu serials among other products will remain on Mumbai roads, said a September 4 Supreme Court order. The same day, the court ordered redevelopment of dilapidated buildings built before 1940. These orders overruled Bombay High Court

after Pune, which is reaping the benefits of an eco-housing scheme launched last year, Mumbai now can do the same. The decks stand cleared for the launch of an eco-housing scheme in Mumbai, which offers financial incentives to both builders and consumers. Prepared by Pune-based Science and Technology Park and recently adopted by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (mcgm), the

The proposal by the West Bengal government to permit multi-storeyed buildings on

New Delhi: Does a housing project need to be treated on par with a pollution spewing chemicals factory or a coal mine?