Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: Slums

Delhi municipal councillors care more for performance ratings in newspapers: Study

Scholars from American universities informed some municipal councillors in Delhi that a newspaper would report on their performance just before elections. This is what happened.

Indian elites holding back wealth tied in slums. And here’s what Modi govt can do

Elites view encroachers as disruptors of property rights system, and oppose regularisation. But that’s what India needs to free up capital held in slums.

Missing capital: India’s trillions-dollar wealth is chained in slums. Time to unlock it

The slums and shanties represent a huge drain on our wealth for what really requires nothing more than a clear-headed policy towards urban property.

How to build future cities? The answer lies in the slums of India, Brazil & Indonesia

Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.

Railway minister Piyush Goyal allocates 45 acres for Dharavi’s redevelopment

The land will open the vistas for huge amount of redevelopment and slum rehabilitation, he said.

Live in Mumbai’s slums to enjoy poverty, says this Dutch NGO member

'Poverty tourism' in the slums of Mumbai shows a superficial understanding of the problem.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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