The proposed redevelopment of slum tenements on the Marina beach will not be funded by the World Bank anymore.

This is following the expiry of the deadline of December 2011 for the completion of the project. The project could not be completed as the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board was unable to relocate families on account of stiff resistance by residents of Nochi Kuppam, Dooming Kuppam and Srinivasapuram.

New Delhi: The skyline of Indian cities could soar as the government considers permitting vertical growth with the aim of checking runaway realty prices and generating resources to upgrade urban in

Angered by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the controversial hill station project, Lavasa Lake City; activists of the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) are now planning

This report has been prepared for submission to the Governor under Article 151 of the Constitution of India. Chapter 1 deals with the findings of performance audits in Forests and Environment, Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar and Sports, Youth Services and Cultural Activities Departments.

Those living in the vicinity of Metro rail facilities across cities may soon need to shell out additional tax, if the Union Government's latest pitch is accepted by States.

For long we have been fed lies. Mumbai has no scarcity of houses and the key to the truth lies in using digital technology to unlock the city's housing potential.

The politics of inclusion in the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project, an urban mega-project in Ahmedabad, has been predicated on a “flexible governing” of the residents of the riverfront informal settlements. Such flexible governing has allowed state authorities to negotiate grass-roots opposition and mobilisation, modify the project to gentrify the riverfront further, and even officially represent the project as inclusive although questions of social justice have been profoundly disregarded over the past decade and continue to be insufficiently addressed.

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.

The right to the city, an idea mooted by French radical philosophers in 1968, has become a popular slogan among right to housing activists and inclusive growth policymakers. In Indian cities unprecedented and unregulated growth, incremental land use change, privatisation and chaotic civic infrastructure provisioning are fracturing resources created over centuries and reducing the right to the city to mere right to housing and property, thus short-changing the concept’s transformative potential.

The works committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today gave approval to various schemes of Rs 100 crore.

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