Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Something for squatters in Mumbai
After months of living on the rubble of their former homes, Mumbai's squatters will get some relief, NDTV, India's 24-hour TV news channel, reports. Maharastra's Chief Minister, who had previously ordered tens of thousands of shanties demolished and proposed pushing the newly homeless families outside the city limits, is now offering to allocate them temporary plots within the city. Still, as the TV channel notes, with the monsoon rains already started, "it could be too little too late."