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Govt plans satellite mapping to prevent new slums

India is going to map its slums, the objective being to collect foolproof data on notified and non-notified slums across the country to meet the target of a slum-free India in the next five years

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India's urban poor need 40 mn houses, 500 health centres: ASSOCHAM report

In a paper 'Housing and Health Facilities for Urban Poor', the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India estimates that a meagre investment of Rs 7 billion is required to provide basic living and health facilities to poor urban-dwellers

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Kochi takes a holiday to tackle garbage

In an unprecedented move, the Kerala High Court gives civic officials in the state's largest city an ultimatum on garbage clearance. However, a long-term solution to the city's waste problem continues to elude the municipal corporation

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India's slum population doubles since the 1980s

The number of urban slum-dwellers rose from 27.9 million in 1981 to 46.2 million in 1991 and 61.8 million in 2001, according to estimates by the Town and Country Planning Organisation

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Is the world geared to tackle urban problems?

Some time this year or the next humanity will officially cross the line from being a rural to an urban species, with more than 50% of the world's people living in cities. Are aid agencies and governments ready for the social and environmental implications, asks David Satterthwaite

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