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Delhi slums


Survey in East Delhi slums finds 27% of respondents unemployed

November 25, 2021 7:37 am

According to the report, 48% of the households in the surveyed area were living in 'very deprived' conditions, with the average monthly consumer expenditure at less than Rs 10,000.

Fate of over 2,500 families living in slums hangs in balance as Centre, Delhi tussle over unused flats

August 13, 2021 6:27 pm

While Delhi government wants to grant ownership of the flats to eligible slum dwellers in lieu of a nominal payment, Centre wants them to be used as rental units.

Delhi: Counsellors to reach out to homeless addicts

October 19, 2020 2:47 am

AIIMS Professor Atul Ambekar introduced the project during the launch of the campaign by Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Sunday.

Slum families in Delhi find new home — with power and water

November 17, 2019 8:46 am

Two months ago, Yadav, along with 55 other families, were moved to Dwarka, a subcity on Delhi’s southwestern fringe, some 30 km away from the high-security VIP zone. But they are not complaining.

Home truths

July 15, 2019 9:28 am

Scrapped tenders, incomplete work, stalled funding and renaming of schemes — a host of hurdles have hit government housing projects for the city’s poor. The Indian Express visits the colonies to assess the situation

Prioritising housing needs of slum-dwellers is not only a moral imperative but now a legal one

March 29, 2019 9:24 am

Government agencies and courts can no longer give precedence to one kind of public interest (that of middle and upper classes) over another kind of public interest (that of the slum residents).

Madanpur Khadar fire: Why cramped shanties are so prone to fire

May 16, 2018 2:40 am

Conditions in slums — such as poor wiring and MCBs; use of highly inflammable materials like tarpaulin and bamboo for construction; and the use of chulhas or locally made cylinders to cook — make them particularly prone to fast-spreading fires, officials said.

Madanpur Khadar fire: Over 50 families say lost everything as blaze guts slum

May 16, 2018 2:17 am

While the men work as waste-pickers in different parts of the city, the women segregate the collected waste at home. Most families made sure they saved the wooden carts they use to collect and carry waste, though four carts were lost in the fire.

No punitive action against some unauthorised colonies till 2020

January 01, 2018 3:15 pm

The new law has extended time till December 31, 2020 to protect some slums and unauthorised colonies in the national capital region from punitive action till a framework for orderly arrangements are in place.

LS passes law to protect unauthorised colonies, slums in Delhi

December 27, 2017 7:19 pm

Puri also attacked the Sheila Dikshit government for not coming out with a proper policy on the matter and said "it was the failure of governance of a very high order"