Development of Kalyan under AMRUT: Bhuvana

AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) is a mass urban transformation programme in the lines of JNNURM. It was started after the Narendra Modi government came to power and launched in 2014. There has been numerous studies enumerating the development of cities under both programmes (JNNURM and AMRUT) and they all have pointed…

Development of Kalyan under JNNURM: Bhuvana

Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), launched in December 2005 by the then Congress government primarily focussed on the development of urban conglomeration of Indian cities. To quote the mission statement, JNNURM aims at creating “economically productive, efficient, equitable and responsive Cities’ by a strategy of upgrading the social and economic infrastructure in cities, provision…

The Curious Case of 27 Villages: Bhuvana

Kalyan City falls under  the jurisdiction of Thane district, state of Maharashtra and part of the urban agglomeration of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The city along with Dombivali is a ‘Twin City’ and administered by Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) from 1983. Kalyan has a rich history of being a port city for many years (for…

Urban Planning – An Overview: Bhuvana

Urban Policy in India is a ‘State’ subject according to the Constitution of India and hence we did not have a comprehensive National Urban Policy for so long. But recently in the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had formed a committee to draft a National Urban Policy in accordance…

YUVA Experience: Bhuvana

On November 17 2018, evening 4.30 pm we met a representative of YUVA at the YUVA Urban Initiatives, Kurla office. She was an alumni of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and she made the conversation informal and lucid. We also met some of the second year students from Community Organisation and Development Practice (CODP)  who…

Beginning Thematic Block Placement: Bhuvana

Thematic block placement started on Nov 15th 2018. This time I am expected to write a good research paper or project report on any issue / area. I am supposed to figure this out on my own. Since I am going to be staying in Bombay only, I chose the broader theme of ‘Urbanisation‘. My…