This 69th round of NSSO survey (July 2012 – December 2012) on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing condition presents a bleak picture of sanitation and hygiene conditions in the rural areas.The last survey on these subjects was undertaken in the 65th round of NSS (July 2008- June 2009).

This paper examines Delhi’s first slum in situ redevelopment project under public-private partnership undertaken by the Delhi Development Authority in Kathputli Colony. At a time where the principle of community participation is recognised in policy documents, this research focuses on its implementation in this project, at the ground level, highlighting the challenges of participation in the context of a settlement with multiple communities. A preliminary assessment raises a series of questions regarding the management of such redevelopment projects.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation & Others Versus Ahmedabad Green Belt Khedut Mandal & Others dated 09/05/2014 regarding Section 40(3)(jj)(a) of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 and application of certain statutory provisions of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Rules, 1979.

Uttar Pradesh goverment has drafted this State Urban Housing & Habitat Policy (SUHHP) 2014, for development projects in the state to give opportunity to the land owners to own 25 per cent out of the developed land that they will give for the development projects.

The second phase of the Tamil Nadu Vision 2023 Document contains reports on the sector strategy approach and profiles of infrastructure projects proposed for implementation in the identified sectors.

This synthesis report covers the key findings from the ACCCRN project work in India from 2008 through 2013. This report summarizes research done as a part of ACCCRN in the areas of urbanisation and risk, future scenarios for urban areas in India, and climate change challenges.

The housing shortage in the urban areas has touched 18.78 million units, where 95% of the shortage is in the economically weaker section and low income group, says this report by the National Housing Bank (NHB).

Government after careful consideration have been pleased to modify certain provisions of the `Scheme for Affordable Urban Housing in Odisha, 2012’ in order to make it more effective in delivering its objectives.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has invited comments/feedback on this draft 'Model State Affordable Housing Policy for Urban Areas ’by October 16, 2013. It aims to create an enabling environment for providing “affordable housing for all” and also promote Public Private People Participation (PPPP) for addressing the shortage of adequate and affordable housing.

Read text of the Supreme Court judgement on the environment of Dhaka city being continuously endangered and threatened by various unplanned and illegal activities originating both from private and
public sectors causing irreparable harm to human beings.

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