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Can you guess how many homeless people live in your area?

While schemes such as Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission and Rajiv Awas Yojana are working to provide adequate housing in the country, as per Census 2011 there are still 1.5 homeless persons......

Sonia lends a hand to flood victims

Houses under the Indira Awas Yojana will be built for the homeless flood victims of Assam, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday. After visiting three relief camps in Morigaon district, 97......

Why Mumbai's slum rehab plan does not work

Though launched in 1996, the slum replacement scheme has more or less bombed. Builders have not found the slum spaces attractive enough to build, harvest extra FSI for sale in open market thereby......

House and MGNREGA job for Birbhum gang-rape victim

With villagers opposing her return, the tribal girl allegedly gang raped on the order of a kangaroo court in Birbhum district would be provided a job under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee......

Parliament approves Presidents' Rule in Jharkhand

Parliament on Wednesday approved the proclamation of President's Rule in Jharkhand, where former chief minister Arjun Munda had resigned after his government was reduced to a minority in......

Deepak Parekh to head panel on Rajiv Awas Yojana

Noted housing finance expert Deepak Parekh will head an eight-member committee appointed on Tuesday by the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation to discuss the draft guidelines of......

Indira Awas Yojana way off mark

Even as the government has met the quantitative targets under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), which envisages provision of shelter to millions of rural families that are below poverty line (BPL), its......

Cut down wasteful subsidies that do not reach the poor

The savings would be better spent and might actually reach the poor, says Rahul Khullar, in the second of two articles.  Simple proposals to reform subsidies and redirect expenditure can yield......

Govt just shrank proposed homes of 7 mn households

The Centre has revised the definitions  for classifying households under the LIG and economically weaker sections categories. If you come from one of the seven million low-income group......

How to make urban development projects more accountable

Implementation of the reforms through a special purpose vehicle is a way to seek greater accountability, writes M Ramachandran. The launch by the prime minister of three major urban programmes -......
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TRS, BJP All Set for a Fierce Showdown

HYDERABAD: With the Centre turning a deaf ear to repeated pleas from Telangana government for support, stage is set for a showdown between... ...
Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Reviews the Financial Performance of Public Sector Banks (PSBS); asks the CEOs of Psbs To clean-up their Balance Sheet at the Earliest

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) have made great contribution in rebuilding the economy of the... ...
Panvel municipal body proposes homes for slum dwellers under Centre scheme

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Panvel, Nov. 22 -- Panvel will soon be free of slums and... ...
Lured with snacks, Sabar kid raped & killed

Jamshedpur, Nov. 20: A nine-year-old Sabar girl, belonging to one of the state's nine particularly vulnerable tribes, was raped and murdered by two... ...
Conservancy workers unite for free houses

A proposal to provide free houses to over 1.50 lakh conservancy workers in Maharashtra wasmooted by the first CM of Maharashtra, the late Vasantrao... ...

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