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Its Gawli Matha slum model a success, PCMC to expand Zero Waste project across industrial city

December 20, 2022 10:40 am

As part of the model, the wet waste collected by Self-Help Groups is turned into compost in the neighbourhood Rose Garden while dry waste is taken away by ragpickers – a process that negates the need for the civic body to send garbage vans in the area

Willing to plan rehab of slum dwellers: Delhi govt

September 17, 2020 8:37 am

Slum dwellers have to be rehabilitated before their houses are demolished, and alternate housing has to ideally be within 5 kilometres of the jhuggi.

Tracking Change: At a class for slum dwellers in Ludhiana, D is for democracy, C for Constitution

December 29, 2019 7:31 am

Hari Om Jindal, a 53-year-old lawyer who is living his own dream — providing basic education for free to at least 150 children dwelling in slums through “jhuggi classrooms”.

Delhi government slum survey to identify those eligible for EWS housing

July 29, 2019 2:28 am

The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has engaged a third-party, whose volunteers, officials said, are uploading documents of surveyed people on a central database.

Marooned in Pune: Water gushes through damaged canal wall, destroys shanties, floods main roads

September 28, 2018 7:36 am

As the water level on roads near Dandekar bridge reached knee-deep levels, traffic police started blocking all vehicles headed that way. Police evicted residents of all the local shanties, which were flooded.

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.

Doctors on bikes to help patients in slums

August 04, 2017 4:24 am

The doctors have been trained in handling road traffic accidents, cardiac arrest cases, deliveries, and respiratory distress as four major specialties under this service.

Urban children living in slums vulnerable to variety of risks: report

July 17, 2015 9:41 pm

Every eighth urban child (0-6 years) also lives in slums, often situated next to high-rises and swanky malls. Keeping this in mind, a smart city cannot be a city meant for investors, tax-paying classes and gadget users only, says a PwC report.

Mumbai Port Trust snaps out of slumber, slums wake up to bulldozers

January 15, 2015 11:47 am

Recently, 150-odd slums at Dariya Galli in Powder Bunder, several of them over two-decades-old, were razed by MbPT.

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