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National Housing and Habitat Policy 1998

Political servitude detracts from the dignity of the individual. But political independence by itself does not fully restore it. After fifty years of independence most of us still live in conditions in which even beasts would protest.  

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Strategies For Slum - Free Cities : A Discussion Paper1

Urban India cannot be clean and hygienic if slums continue to proliferate in their present condition.

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Shelter For The Urban Poor

Like other developing countries hyper-urbanization in Pakistan during last 30-35 years has been an unprecedented phenomenon.


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National Slum Policy

To create awareness amongst the public and Government of the underlying principles that guide the process of slum development and improvement and the options that are available for bringing about the integration of these settlements and the communities residing within them into the urban area as a whole.

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Slum Sanitation for Kota

The results of the Kota slum visits have been surprising and revealing to my collleagues in the wastewater, storm-water drainage and water supply sectors.


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Katchi Abadis The Problem and Ways to a Solution

Why should there be katchi abadis* at all? Why can’t every one live in a decent house, in a well planned neighbourhood, with all amenities of civic life? Do people live in slum areas for the fun of it? Is it the katchi abadi dwellers’ own fault that they live there, or are they victims? These are some of the questions to be discussed in this brochure.

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Strategies For Slum - Free Cities : A Discussion Paper

Urban India cannot be clean and hygienic if slums continue to proliferate in their present condition.

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Slums Myth vs Reality

Slum dwellers live in slums by choice, for affordability.

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SWM for Slums

With over half of Mumbai’s population living in slums, simply improving SWM practices in all slums will solve half the problem of city cleanliness and perhaps 90% of the problem of blocked drains and consequent flooding.

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Successful Supply Of Plots For The Poor

The first time I came to know about the Incremental Housing Scheme of Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) was in January 1987 when I participated in a Seminar on land supply for low-income housing at the Institute for Housing Studies, Rotterdam.

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Slums Policy for SC

It is possible to make India’s cities clean and slum-free in ten years. We now have several small but successful, even award-winning, micro-models for painless relocation or upgradation of existing slums and for providing Affordable Incremental Sites and Services, often financed by slum-dwellers themselves.

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Waste Management in Slums

Slum dwellers are always the most neglected sector for waste collection.

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