Alternative housing for slumdwellers seen as physical construction of buildings, infrastructure

By Darshini Mahadevia, Renu Desai, Shachi Sanghvi, Suchita Vyas* In the mid-2000s, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) moved away from in-situ slum upgrading under its Slum Networking Project (SNP) to two inter-related interventions: large-scale slum displacement for urban beautification / infrastructure projects and construction of public housing under Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) … More Alternative housing for slumdwellers seen as physical construction of buildings, infrastructure

People’s groups express concern over violation of community rights over natural resources

By Sushant Panigrahi* The 6th General Assembly of the mines, minerals &People (mm&P), organized from 13th May to 15th May 2017 at Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu, witnessed the participation of about 236 volunteers, coming from dozens of struggle groups representing 17 states across the country. People from various paths of life, from activist, journalist, lawyer, … More People’s groups express concern over violation of community rights over natural resources

Distant relocation of Ahmedabad slumdwellers has entailed reduction in their effective income

By Darshini Mahadevia, Renu Desai, Shachi Sanghvi, Suchita Vyas, Vaishali Parmar* Urban beautification and infrastructure projects in Ahmedabad such as the Sabarmati riverfront project, the Kankaria lakefront project and road-widening projects, including for the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), have displaced thousands of poor households since the mid-2000s. Many have been resettled in public housing … More Distant relocation of Ahmedabad slumdwellers has entailed reduction in their effective income

Participatory review of MCRZ Notification critical: Changes will directly affect 3200 marine villages

Part 6 of the series on “coastal regulation” by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Enironment Justice Programme After three Right to Information (RTI) Applications and a file inspection, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) shares the draft MCRZ Notification, 2017 but full details are yet to be revealed. On 22 March, … More Participatory review of MCRZ Notification critical: Changes will directly affect 3200 marine villages

FCRA: A prominent tactic used by government to suppress criticism of its policies by civil society

An excerpt from the report “Minority Rights Violations in India” by Alliance for Justice & Accountability, consisting of Indian American Muslim Council, Dalit American Coalition, Organization of Minorities From India, TwoCircles and South Asian Solidarity Initiative: One of the prominent tactics increasingly used by the Indian government to suppress criticism of its policies by civil … More FCRA: A prominent tactic used by government to suppress criticism of its policies by civil society