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Slums, cowsheds, public toilets polluting Mumbai’s rivers: report

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.

Accessible toilets on list as girls from Mumbai slums release charter of demands

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.

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Mumbai: Government to dole out more sops to slum developers

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).

Mumbai's new development plan misses another deadline, more sops for slum projects

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.

Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai to make way for a new business district

State govt approves fresh plan for Rs 26,000-crore Dharavi redevelopment project, extends fiscal sops and indirect subsidies, including waiver of stamp duty.

Maharashtra govt nod to new plan to change face of Asia’s largest slum

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.

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Mumbai: Real estate’s much sought after slum TDR now linked to land prices

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.

Mumbai: State government set to lift FSI cap on slum clusters

Slum developers are also set to benefit from higher saleable area incentives for redeveloping slum pockets situated in non-prime areas of the city.

New carriers for smuggling gold: Women facing financial crisis and from slums

Women of families facing financial strife and from slums in Mumbai have emerged as the new carriers for smuggling gold from Dubai and the Middle East.

Common cause: In slum lanes, young & old relax over carrom

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.

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