User: divya_rrs Topic: Bombay
Category: Slum Demolitions
Last updated: Jun 21 2018 01:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meet the guardian angel of Mumbai’s defence against climate change 30.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Seema Adgaonkar, one of the four Range Forest Officers at the Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit until recently, has been guarding the city’s vital mangroves that act as a natural barrier against sea level rise and coastal flooding.
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One woman’s dogged campaign to protect Mumbai’s mangroves 28.7.2019 Scroll.in
A former range officer at the Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit, Seema Adgaonkar has been preventing illegal encroachments and planting new saplings.
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The Mumbai Fire Brigade gets one emergency call every day to report a structural collapse 19.7.2019 Scroll.in
‘Safety is not a law, it is a culture.’ That’s where Maximum City falls short.
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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Who’s the Smart City for? As India develops its decrepit urban centres, the poor have to suffer 6.1.2019 Scroll.in
Patna offers a tragic example.
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New draft rules will marginalise fisherfolk, hand over India’s coasts to tourists, real estate firms 2.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2018 uses affordable housing as an excuse to allow for denser construction closer to the high tide line.
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Can you displace Aarey tribals: HC to Mumbai Metro 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
No further eviction, says MMRCL
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‘Kaala’ review: An underwhelming film made for Rajinikanth, the politician 7.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In a sense, Kaala does a great job in making ‘beautification’ an ugly word.
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‘Kaala is about how urban poor are being squeezed’, says director Pa. Ranjith 6.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
After Kabali received mixed reviews on the day of its release, Rajinikanth fans did not expect that he would join hands with filmmaker for Kaala. But
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‘Kaala is about how urban poor are being squeezed’ 6.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
After Kabali received mixed reviews on the day of its release, Rajinikanth fans did not expect that he would join hands with filmmaker Pa. Ranjith fo
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The rot in rehabilitation 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Whether in Chennai, Delhi or Mumbai, why we need to rethink our approach to building 'slum-free cities'
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Where goes the slum dweller evicted in Indian cities? 30.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Slums are increasingly being evacuated in Indian cities, often violently, to make way for city ‘beautification’, smart cities and even book fairs. But no one tracks where the evicted poor go. »
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DNA Rain Check: Railways grapple with encroached land 15.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Western Railway (WR) have a mammoth task ahead of them before the monsoon arrives as they will have to clear the illegal slums, structures and the huge garbage thrown in lands belonging to the rail. More than 41 hectares of land belonging to the Western Railway are dotted with encroachments which are the major reasons for water stagnating during heavy rainfall, which leads to train services being halted. Earlier this April, the WR authorities began demolition work for the encroached land in Dahisar, Malad, Kandivali etc. However, they faced political flak for not giving ample time to illegal residents for the evacuation of the land. “Unless there is an unified political will, its difficult to remove encroachments from our land. They are the reason behind the garbage being dumped and litter which accumulates on the tracks and chokes the gutters during monsoon,” said a WR official. There are close to 2000 settlements at selective locations between Churchgate and Virar. Clearing of encroachments from ...
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As govt eyes forest land, Mumbai's tribals faced with move to dingy flats 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
With the Maharashtra government doling out pieces of the lush green Aarey forest to various utilities, the tribals living in it for generations are feeling increasingly insecure. Hepzi Anthony reports.
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Man dies after suffering epilepsy attack inside public toilet 20.4.2018 General News
An 18-year-old man died after allegedly suffering an attack of epilepsy inside a public toilet at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here today, police said. Ibrahim Sheikh, a resident of Dharavi, had come to meet his aunt Bilkis Bano (50), who alongwith others from Dnyaneshwar Nagar in suburban Bandra East had launched a huger strike near the Metro-3 office against demolition of their houses. The slums in Dnyaneshwar Nagar had been declared illegal and some of them were demolished for the Metro-3 project, said senior police inspector Kalpana Gadekar of BKC police station. After meeting his aunt, Sheikh stayed at the site of the hunger strike last night. He suffered an attack of epilepsy when visiting a nearby public toilet around 11 AM today and died on the spot, Gadekar said. The exact cause of death will be known after the autopsy report is received, she added. Police recovered some papers related to the treatment for epilepsy which he was taking, the officer said, adding ...
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CAG slams govt for failure to relocate slum-dwellers from 29.3.2018 General News
The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) and the Housing Department of Maharashtra failed to shift slum-dwellers from the airport land here even ten years after a private builder was given the job of building alternative tenements for them, the CAG has said. Slums still occupy the airport land, "which continue to pose a grave security threat", the Comptroller and Auditor General said in its report, tabled before the Maharashtra legislature yesterday. The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) had entrusted the task of rehabilitation of some 80,000 families living on Airport land to Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) in 2007. "Though (some of) the tenements were ready for rehabilitation, SRA had not taken the possession of these tenements from the builder due to non-finalisation of the list of eligible slum dwellers," said the report. "No slum dwellers could be shifted from the airport land even ten years after the scheme was taken up, defeating the ...
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Share auto stand reduces traffic snarls at Bandra 16.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Prevents encroachments in area that housed slum cluster
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Odisha govt signs MoU with Tata Trusts 13.3.2018 General News
Odisha government and Tata Trusts today signed an MoU for implementing the state's decision on land rights settlement for slum dwellers in urban areas. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who was present on the MoU signing ceremony, said the Tata Trusts will provide technical support to the work. He urged all district collectors and other officials concerned to accord top priority to this work. Patnaik said, "Seven months ago, we had to take a decision on urban slum dwellers. There was a choice between continuing the practice of evictions and treating people as encroachers resulting in families living in fear and insecurity or recognising their immense contribution ... and providing them land rights." "Keeping people first, we chose the second option. A seemingly complicated situation always has a simple solution. This has been done for the first time in the country," he added.
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Agra: Slum dwellers allegedly asked to convert to Christianity 10.3.2018 General News
The slum dwellers in Agra's Jagdish Pura area have alleged that they were approached by people asking them to convert to Christianity in return for better facilities.The women living in the slums of Sector-4 Awas Vikas colony told ANI that a pastor along with four Sisters had approached them on Thursday, and after singing some hymns, they promised to give better education to their children and better housing if they joined Christianity."They also gave us 'samosa' and told us to convert for children's education. When a man saw all of this and intervened, the 'Father' immediately changed his clothes. Police were called. Many, including my daughter, started feeling dizzy after consuming the 'samosa'," Maya, one of the residents said.Meanwhile, the Jagdish Pura police have begun probe into the matter after receiving a complaint regarding the same"We received a complaint from an organisation. The matter is being probed. We have talked to the people of the missionary. They have told us that
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1.2 lakh people evicted to make our cities beautiful, slum-free and smart: HLRN 24.2.2018 Citizen Matters
HLRN report lays out details of forced eviction in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other Tier I cities in 2017; finds beautification, ‘slum-clearance’ and smart city projects to be the top cause, followed by infrastructure projects. ...
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