Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: DDA

Who plans Indian cities? Development Authorities who still follow colonial masterplans

Instead of municipal govt, state-controlled Development Authorities do urban planning in India—who lack accountability.

Delhi has a new master plan, DDA seeks citizen feedback — Here are the details, focus areas

DDA uploaded the Master Plan of Delhi 2041 to its website. The plan aims to include pandemic-related changes and boost the city’s night-time economy. Find out more details here.

DDA launches new housing scheme with 1354 flats, costliest house worth Rs 2.14 crore

The scheme is completely online from processing of application to possession of flats. The applicant will have to visit DDA only for the purpose of execution deed.

Centre to give ownership rights to Delhi’s unauthorised colonies

At least 40 lakh people will be benefited in the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, a move that could give the BJP an edge in the assembly election next year.

Centre tells top court it is willing to hand over 200sqm for Ravidas temple construction

The Ravidas temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority following the Supreme Court's direction, which led to massive protests in the national capital.

Two DDA officials get 4 years imprisonment for demanding Rs 6,000 monthly bribe

CBI team caught DDA officials Mukesh Chander and Satyabir Singh receiving cash from an eatery owner.

From Khan Market to Defence Colony, what’s up with Delhi’s ‘sealing drive’?

The drive was undertaken by the municipal corporations of the national capital in December last year on the directions of an SC-appointed panel.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.