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…

The Question of Rehabilitation at Lallubhai Compound, Mumbai: Sulbha Zende

According to Census, 2011, Population that resides in the slum is  5,206,473. Which means that around 41.84 %. of total population of Mumbai city. The slums are unpleasant for most of the elites in Mumbai city, especially the central and southern part of the city. State has formulated various schemes for slum redevelopment , slum…

Understanding Development Plan and Its Importance: Sulbha Zende

Development plan is a plan for the development or redevelopment of a region that comes under the jurisdiction of a planning authority. It is very important document for the city dwellers as it will be affecting their provisions for basic needs and services. There are various state level authorities such as MMRDA, MHADA, SRA etc….

74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 And Basics of Urban Governance: Sulbha Zende

The local self government is has been considered as one of the most important attempt to decentralization of the power and strengthen the local authorities and people’s participation in the local governance. The 74th Constitutional Amendment act, 1992 due to its Constitutional status has made essential difference with respect to urban development. History: The local…

Highlights of the discussion on the Urban Governance: Sulbha Z

  Since working in the urban context is the huge area to study where lot of planning, policy, governance, dynamics and politics is involved. Before getting in to the field it is very important to activate ourselves to the larger theme and have understanding of urban context with  lateral approach. Before starting with the same…

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…