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Demolitions Not Only Continue to Wreck Livelihoods, Now Used as 'Punitive Measure’: Report Governments demolished 36,486 houses in 2021 – meaning at least 100 homes were destroyed every day. In other words, at least 567 were evicted every day or 24 people lost their homes every hour. New Delhi: The latest report of the Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) on forced evictions in India has pointed to the new disturbing trend of “demolitions as a punitive measure” by various state governments and noted...

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In 2021, Over 100 Houses Demolished Every Day, 24 People Evicted Every Hour, says latest HLRN report

--Press release by Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) dated September 21, 2022 Over One lakh People Already Evicted in 2022. Nearly 1 Million People Faced Evictions in India in the Last Five Years. In 2021, over 36,480 houses were demolished and 2,07,106 people were forcibly evicted across India by governments – at all levels, reveals a new report by Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN). The report also finds that in...

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Protest against eviction drives in Delhi-NCR and other cities

-Press release by Freedom from Bondage movement dated 6 September, 2022 New Delhi: As we mark #75thIndependenceDay & #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, thousands of people who have been evicted from their homes in slums, Jhuggies, settlement colonies and informal sector workers who have been denied their livelihood without any rehabilitation have gathered at Jantar Mantar to raise their voice against the “Bulldozer Raj”.  The government is forcibly snatching the land of poor Dalits and...

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3-day MGNREGA dharna concludes today after highlighting the demands of the workers to the media & policymakers

-Press note by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated August 4, 2022 On the final day of the 3-day dharna, despite heavy rains, hundreds of mazdoors from 15 states stayed on at Jantar Mantar to continue raising their voices. Currently, 14 states are running a negative balance on NREGA funds, and 64 percent of the budget for this financial has already been spent. More than Rs. 6800 crores are due in wages to...

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‘0.01%’ street vendors from minority communities benefit from Centre’s loan scheme, finds RTI query -Gaurvi Narang A total of 32.26 lakh loans were disbursed under the PM SVANidhi scheme between June 2020 & May 2022, according to data revealed by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. New Delhi: Only 0.01 per cent street vendors belonging to minority communities have benefitted from the Centre’s PM SVANidhi scheme between June 2020 and May 2022, an Right To Information (RTI) query has revealed. A total of 32.26 lakh loans...

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