The report by River March, an NGO that has been campaigning for the rejuvenation of Mumbai’s four rivers, was prepared over two weeks in May-June after teams of two members visited all three rivers to check for contamination.
The Girls’ Charter of Demands, spearheaded by seven organisations under the banner of Adolescent Girls Learning Community, encourages girls to hold meetings with corporators, assembly representatives and government officials to discuss their demands.
Sources said the fresh concessions for slum developers will be included in the notification regarding corrections to be made to the excluded part (EP) of Mumbai’s new development control regulations (DCR).
While the state government had sanctioned Mumbai’s new development plan (DP) on May 8, major modifications proposed in permissible floor space index (FSI) for various development and redevelopment schemes were sanctioned in the EP and approved on September 21.
Mumbai’s new development plan, which has special regulations for Dharavi's redevelopment, has enhanced the overall buildable space that can be constructed in the project through revisions in certain regulations.
The incentive scheme has been contentious from the start with developers exploiting it to build slum/PAP tenements in far-off suburbs where land prices are very low and then utilising the additional construction rights on plots in prime locations.
In the tapered lanes of Ambedkar Nagar slums, in South Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade, the lack of space to play cricket and football — the popular sport in this area among boys — has meant that an indoor game is what has attracted both children and adults.