New Delhi: The proposed change in laws on rent control may come as a shock to tenats paying monthly rent of Rs 50 or 100.

This paper examines land tenure in informal urban settlements in India from a gender perspective through field research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The author describes the formal and informal tenure arrangements that were in place in these settlements and analyses their implications for women.

Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for the slum dwellers and the urban poor envisages a

Land is the heart of infrastructure development. The first India Infrastructure Report (IIR), which was brought out in 2001, identified the process of land acquisition as the most important structural constraint to the development of infrastructure. This IIR 2009 to examine various facets of

Perfect urban infrastructure is where basic civic amenities for healthy living are made available before the actual construction of dwelling units. This does not exist in developing countries easily. In India particularly, it is far from satisfactory.

This paper describes and discusses community-driven land tenure initiatives to address the issue of access to land in urban areas in the Philippines. This includes countering actual and threatened displacements from market-driven land, housing and urban development policies, mega-infrastructure development and disasters.

The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) was planned in 1962 as a goods service linking five important work areas of the city. Subsequently, it was upgraded for commuter use as well. Pakistan Railways now wish to upgrade and expand the circular railway and double-track those parts of it that are single track.

Land-based financing of urban infrastructure is growing in importance in the developing world. Why is it so difficult to finance urban infrastructure investment, when land values

It will help give approval with retrospective effect: Karunanidhi

CHENNAI: The decision of the Cabinet to make changes in the Land Reforms Act has been taken to enable the government to give approval, with retrospective effect and ex-post facto permission, to charitable trusts for purchase of land to establish educational institutions and hospitals, according to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

City accounts for 34 of 90 locational clearance applications received and 7 of 8 projects sanctioned

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