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Maha`s move to regularise slums till 2000 a poll gimmick: Medha Patkar

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:17

Social activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar on Thursday dubbed the decision of Maharashtra government to regularise slums built till 2000 as an "election gimmick" mocking the poor people in the city.

Ahead of elections, Maha govt legalises slum transfer

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 23:29

Apparently eyeing the elections, Maharashtra government today announced "slum transfer policy" which makes the present occupant of a house in a slum the beneficiary of the redevelopment scheme.

Maha Govt likely to extend slum regularisation cut-off date

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 01:11

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to make an announcement extending the cut-off date for regularisation of slums built till 2000, in the legislature tomorrow, sources said here today.

Urban poverty a major challenge,India should be slum-free: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 19:20

Voicing concern that cities are struggling to keep pace with spurt in population, President Pranab Mukherjee said the challenges on urban poverty front are daunting.

BJP to highlight sanitation issues in Lutyen`s Zone slums

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 21:17

BJP plans to highlight the lack of basic infrastructure like drinking water supply and sanitation in slum clusters in the posh Lutyen`s Zone which falls under New Delhi Assembly constituency.

BJP raps Dikshit govt on slums areas development issue

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 00:59

The BJP on Wednesday accused the Delhi government of neglecting development work in slums.

90,000 houses allotted to slum dwellers in 2 yrs: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 08:37

Ninety thousand houses have been allotted to slum dwellers here in two years, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel today.

Over 15 lakh houses for urban poor to be built: PM

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 13:02

Noting that rapid urbanisation has led to the problem of growing slums in cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the Centre plans to construct over 15 lakh houses for the urban poor.

`Current dwellers of pre-1995 slums in Mumbai eligible for rehab`

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 22:49

With an eye on the Assembly polls due next year, the Congress-NCP alliance government announced that the current residents of the slums in Mumbai, built before 1995, will be eligible for rehabilitation schemes.

Government committed to make India slum-free: Vyas

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 22:24

Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas Monday said the Centre is committed to make India a slum-free country, and the ambitious 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' has been brought in for the purpose.

Dreams come true for some at slums in India!

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 15:59

Dreaming a good life comes naturally to one and all. Just that everyone does not get to fulfill his or her dreams!

68 million Indians living in slums: Govt census

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 19:57

He also noted that in 19 cities with million-plus population, 25 percent of households live in slums.