Does the modified interest subvention subsidy scheme under PMAY-Urban target the houseless?

By Amitabh Kundu* and Arjun Kumar** Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) is an important vertical under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) designed to expand and augment institutional credit through interest subvention to back up the demand of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) for acquisition and construction of a new … More Does the modified interest subvention subsidy scheme under PMAY-Urban target the houseless?

Why downstream fishermen want cancellation of Bhadbhut dam, seek rejuvenation of Narmada

By MSH Sheikh* The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) is managing the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat over river Narmada.  Recently the Narmada Control Authority allowed the closing of all 30 gates of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the river Narmada at Kevadia Colony, which will help raise level of water in the reservoir … More Why downstream fishermen want cancellation of Bhadbhut dam, seek rejuvenation of Narmada

Why policy makers must invest in housing for migrants to make their living safe and secure

By Nivedita Jayaram, Sangeeth S* Tribal belts of Southern Rajasthan, Western MP and Eastern Gujarat provide a reserve army of cheap labour feeding into the construction sector of Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad also has migrants coming in from faraway places like Bihar, UP and Odisha. These seasonal migrant workers lack adequate housing in the city and they … More Why policy makers must invest in housing for migrants to make their living safe and secure

Initiate legal action against Jharkhand chief secretary for violating Section 7 of Aadhaar Act

The Right to Food Campaign, Jharkhand, writes to Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), requesting for legal action against the Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand: As you would know from media reports, large numbers of ration cards were recently cancelled in Jharkhand because they had not been linked with Aadhaar. This … More Initiate legal action against Jharkhand chief secretary for violating Section 7 of Aadhaar Act

Mumbai slumdwellers pushed to a spot which is 12 km away from hospital, 9 km away from school

By Bilal Khan* This is a slum rehabilitation site in Mahul, Mumbai. As one moves around, one can see  that streets connecting main road are waterlogged due to chocking of sewage line and poops floating on the water. People living here are compelled to walk on these types of streets. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) … More Mumbai slumdwellers pushed to a spot which is 12 km away from hospital, 9 km away from school

Gokarna starvation deaths took place because victims did not have “proper” documentation

Gokarna (Karnataka) starvation deaths: Text of the fact-finding report by Narasimhappa TV: “The New Indian Express” on 16th July 2017 carried a report that three members of a Dalit family died within 15 days in Gokarna district, due to starvation. It was further stated in the report that the deceased possessed BPL cards but did … More Gokarna starvation deaths took place because victims did not have “proper” documentation