Thursday, January 05, 2006

Developments in India

Chandigarh is planning to open up 320 acres for development, with 20% destined for market rate development to subsidize homes for squatters. Expressindia reports.

Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the state government is talking about freeing up so-called salt pan land to house squatters. The Times of India has a brief story.

Of course, these projects have been announced before. We shall see whether it's all bluster--or whether there's any meat on the bones. And, of course, where is the consultation/partnership with the squatters themselves?

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