Saturday, December 10, 2005

10 acres

That's the amount of land that has been granted to the 2,729 families of Kolkata's Gobindapur railway colony, The Statesman reports. That's just 160 square feet per family, but better than nothing. The squatters will be far from their jobs and schools. But the municipality has also promised to provide 'civic amenities,' including drinking water and latrines.

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