Independent member raises issue in Lok Sabha
PTI | April 22, 2010
The issue of displacement of poor and demolition of slums in Delhi to carry out construction relating to the Commonwealth Games was raised in the Lok Sabha today by an independent member.
Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Tarun Mandal from West Bengal referred to reports regarding eviction of 358 families after the slums near the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station were demolished and said there was no plan to rehabilitate or compensate them.
Maintaining that human rights of these people were being violated, he said the slums were demolished in the name of construction of buildings for the Games but roads were being elevated and a parking space was being made.
Slum-dwellers have been evicted from other parts of Delhi also, he said, adding "they are out in the open in this heat."
Though there were several schemes like Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission to provide succour to the urban poor, "no step is being taken to ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach them," Mandal said.
CPI(M) member P K Biju raised the issue of slashing the allocation of kerosene distributed through the public distribution system for Kerala and alleged that the Centre was discriminating against the Left-ruled state.
Observing that earlier the allocations for rice and wheat were "drastically curtailed" and the prices increased, he said small and marginal farmers would be adversely affected by the curtailment in supply of kerosene.
After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?
There is an uncanny similarity in the pathological opposition to prime minister Narendra Modi by two members of the right wing, Pravin Togadia and Yashwant Sinha. They come from a diverse social and political background; yet they share a common strand that shows an unmitigated hatred towards
Data is the new oil; and it needs to be protected. In an interaction with Governance Now, Lionel Baraban, CEO of Famoco, talks about how the French tech firm is developing secure business devices to safeguard data against going to other countries. What are the major roles o
Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and MTU, Germany have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed at India’s leading defence trade show Defexpo-18, the companies will manufacture the 16-
ONGC sportspersons outshone other participants in their respective categories in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. ONGCians bagged 13 medals including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally of Team India. ONGCians Ragala Venkat Rah
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an order for the renovation and modernisation (R&M) of electrostatic precipitators (ESP) at Ramagundam super thermal power station. The Rs 137 crore-turnkey-order envisages carrying out R&M of ESPs of three units of 200 MW each at Ra