Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Slums

Strict deadlines, amnesty, new developers — Uddhav govt’s plan to speed Mumbai’s slum projects

Maharashtra’s Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) will create a list of empanelled developers chosen through the tender route to complete projects that have been stuck for years.

SC extends interim order on demolition of nearly 5,000 jhuggis in Gujarat till 1 September

The plea alleged that the order of demolition, without providing rehabilitation scheme for over 10,000 slum dwellers, is illegal, inhuman and violates Article 21 of the Constitution.

Nobody will be evicted until final decision taken, Centre tells SC in Delhi slum removal case

The top court on 31 August had directed the removal of around 48,000 slum dwellings along the railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

Supreme Court order on slums removal brings focus back on Delhi’s ‘jhuggi politics’

Both AAP and BJP had used the tagline, 'Jahan Jhuggi, Wahan Makaan', while campaigning for the 2015 assembly elections and the 2017 municipal elections in Delhi.

SC directs removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along Delhi railway tracks within 3 months

The top court also restrained any court from granting any stay on removal of encroachments in the area and said there shouldn't be any kind of political interference.

‘New class of poor’ emerging after job losses in lockdown, 95.8% BPL slum families hit: Study

Covid lockdown affected primary source of income and led to job losses among poor, finds a survey by National Institute of Urban Affairs in slums in 12 cities.

Job loss, rent and exodus — Covid-19 crisis tells us migrants need housing security

Practising social distancing and staying home to fight the coronavirus is not possible for migrant workers without housing security.

Small pharmacies to private GPs: India must engage informal economies in fighting coronavirus

Indian cities have shown resilience in overcoming challenges. Yet, resilience has not always resulted in improving urban governance and improving lives of urban poor.

Hand washing is a luxury — govt should give soaps to urban poor during the Covid-19 crisis

Government should provide WASH services in informal settlements during the Covid-19 pandemic as they lack the infrastructure to fight this pandemic.

Hand washing to stop coronavirus — 78% of toilets in Mumbai slums lack reliable water supply

Water and sanitation concerns of Indian slums need to be addressed in the fight against coronavirus, otherwise it can have a nationwide impact.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.