User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
Category: Slums and Master Plan
Last updated: Apr 16 2018 19:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Strengthen Lokayukta, make room for citizens to participate in governance’, says CIVIC manifesto 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Functional ward committees and metropolitan planning committee, people's participation in budget and more were the key demands placed by the NGO, CIVIC. ...
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City master plan can be better if process is inclusive 6.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Revised Master Plan has decided how the entire city of Bengaluru would look like in 2031. But how helpful would be the plan, if the planning process itself is flawed? ...
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City kids unhappy with master plan 23.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Citys children are voicing out their opinions and proving that they are not a group that can be taken for a ride. They are raising their voice and making sure that their opinions are taken into consideration in the city building process. The Bangalore Childrens Forum (Bangalore Makkala Vedike) has expressed dissatisfaction with the draft of the Revised Master Plan 2031 which has been taken up without taking children into consideration. Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, Lakshmi a 12-year-old from a city slum said, "The master plan has not made any effort to understand our needs," she said. From schools to playgrounds, the children stressed on their all-round development "Government is shutting down government schools. It is difficult for us to enrol in a private school. Therefore, improving the quality of education of government schools and opening more schools will benefit many poor children." Lakshmi added. Yangamma, a student of Laggare, said, "Cultural centres, stadiums and libraries ...
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'There is only one law and that is the law of nature!' 9.11.2017 Rediff: News
'Nature doesn't bother even if the Supreme Court says it is legal!'
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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Why Bengaluru's planning process is against the spirit of our Constitution 10.2.2017 Citizen Matters

In open letter to CM, Kathyayini Chamaraj details all that is grossly wrong with the BDA's planning exercise for the city.

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BBMP digitising all revenue records to prevent tampering: BBMP Commissioner 16.9.2016 Citizen Matters

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.

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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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Complete 15K Houses for Urban Poor: CM 5.2.2015 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
Govt had announced to construct 15,000 affordable houses for economically weaker sections at Gothapatna
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Team to plan land use pattern in city 13.8.2014 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has constituted a technical committee on planning of land use pattern such as commercial, residential and green zone in the city.
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Odisha moots Rs 1,000 cr corpus fund for urban infra 6.8.2014 Latest News
Corpus fund will help implement the provisions of the comprehensive development plan for Bhubaneswar prepared by IIT-Kharagpur
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Odisha plans Rs 1,000 cr corpus fund for urban infrastructure 6.8.2014 Zee News : States
Odisha`s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department today proposed setting up of a Rs 1,000 crore corpus fund for the development of infrastructure facilities in and around the state capital of Bhubaneswar.
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Can Bangalore’s planners solve its commuter woes? 3.3.2014 India Together

The need for integrating land use with mobility has never been fully addressed within the profusion of plans for Bangalore. The revision of the Master Plan for 2031 may provide a good opportunity to develop a comprehensive mobility strategy, says Shreemoyee Bhattacharya and Sujaya Rathi.

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Investment in Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor 12.12.2012 Govt of india: PIB
Investment in Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor

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Slum eradication 24.7.2012 Central Chronicle » Editorial
There are many approaches for slum eradication in Madhya Pradesh but there too Jhuggies are... more »
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Laws followed only in violation: Gunashekar 28.6.2012 Hindu: Cities
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union and the State governments over the transfer of planning functions to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as mandated under the Jawaha...
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Green buildings gain momentum in India 21.6.2012 TOI: All Headlines
Green buildings gain momentum in India
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Chavan announces first phase of Dharavi redevelopment project 4.1.2012 Mint: Latest
Dharavi, a slum pocket spread over 535 acres in central Mumbai, is home to around 60,000 families and businesses with an estimated turnover of $500-750 million
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Metered, regular water supply in 96 city slums soon 26.12.2011 Hindu: Bangalore
Project implementation under phase I with funds from JICA
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