If buildings can be regularized, why not slums?

If buildings can be regularized, why not slums? Slum dwellers live in constant fear of eviction, why not some relief for them? Mumbai | 12th March, 2016: The Maharashtra government’s decision to regularize 2 lakh illegal buildings in the urban areas of the state without mentioning slums has again shown its apathetic attitude towards its poor citizens. Large number […]

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Not Waste Pickers, This Is Who’s Responsible For The Fire At Mumbai’s Dumping Ground

Feb 16, 2016 By Bilal Khan:  Image source: REUTERS/Arko Datta The recent outbreak of fire at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai has reignited the discourse around waste management system in the country. The unanimous demand from the elite citizens of the city is to shut down the dumping ground and replace it with a […]

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‘Officials flouting HC order while evicting slum dwellers’

Activists say administration not adhering to cut-off date set by the court MUMBAI » MUMBAI LOCAL MUMBAI, January 29, 2016 Updated: January 29, 2016 05:41 IST RAHI GAIKWAD   The Maharashtra Forest department’s mangrove cell has been implementing the High Court’s order of clearing mangrove areas of encroachments. However, housing activists claim that slum dwellers […]

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5 yrs on, BMC yet to take back prime Juhu plot from builder

8 Jan 2016 Hindustan Times (Mumbai) Laxman Singh laxman.singh@hindustantimes.com 5 yrs on, BMC yet to take back prime Juhu plot from builder MUMBAI: A prime 4,500-squaremetre plot in Juhu’s Barfiwala lane that could fetch up to Rs600 crore if developed was declared a slum and handed over to a private developer by the BMC, which […]

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Land for Hema’s school opens a Pandora’s Box

Land for Hema’s school opens a Pandora’s Box MUMBAI, December 31, 2015 Actor defends allotment; address needs of homeless, say critics Hema Malini refutes the criticism, saying that the alarm raised over the allotment is misplaced and baseless Following the State government’s recent decision to allot land in Andheri’s Ambivli area to BJP MP and […]

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