Slum Dwellers

  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights 03-11-2013 01:00 PM

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the...
  • 90,000 houses allotted to slum dwellers in 2 years in Modi's Gujarat 21-10-2013 07:27 AM

    Vadodara: Ninty thousand houses have been allotted to slum dwellers here in two years, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday. The houses, which are constructed on private land, government land and land acquired under the Urban Land Ceiling Act, have all facilities, the minister said while laying the...
  • Manmohan Singh to hand over Chandigarh flats to slum dwellers 14-09-2013 12:31 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Chandigarh Saturday to hand over keys to newly-constructed one-room flats to slum dwellers. The prime minister will hand over keys to beneficiaries at Dhanas area of the union territory under the city's slum rehabilitation scheme. Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Punjab...
  • Mumbai: Around 32 hills with 10,000 slums dangerously balanced on slopes 07-07-2013 10:06 AM

    Mumbai: The Uttarakhand disaster has brought dangerous hilly areas into focus. Mumbai itself has around 32 hills with many slums dangerously balanced on its slopes. The RTI information showed that though the state has marked around 10,000 of these slum dwellings too unsafe, many continue to live in danger. On...
  • Delhi: BJP holds protest outside CM's residence 05-04-2013 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of BJP activists led by Delhi state President Vijay Goel on Friday courted arrest during a protest outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi against government's alleged failure to provide houses to four lakh slum dwellers. The activists broke the barricade and reached right in...
  • India Positive: Stories of unsung heroes 02-12-2011 11:01 PM

    On this show, stories of unsung heroes who rise up despite their own challenges and inspire. ...
  • Medha fast: Chavan's call fails to break the ice 27-05-2011 11:05 AM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar's fast over Maharashtra government's decision to hand over 140 acres of land to a private builder entered eighth day on Friday, even as Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called her on Thursday night over the issue. Patkar has been demanding the removal of clause 3K, which...
  • Patkar-Gaikwad meet over slum land inconclusive 26-05-2011 02:34 PM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar has been on a fast for the last seven days in Golibar, Mumbai, to protest against the government's decision to hand over 140 acres of land to a private builder. Patkar has been demanding the removal of clause 3K which allows the government to take...
  • Water woes: slum dwellers oppose prepaid water meters 08-12-2007 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar says he, too, has sledged, but only once, and that as part of team strategy. The batting maestro needled Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath by telling he would go after his bowling and the ploy worked. I have never sledged per se merely for the sake...