Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Dharavi

7 lakh ‘ineligible’ residents, tight deadline: Potential bidders voice doubts about Dharavi revamp

With Shinde govt initiating revamp effort, potential bidders expressed concerns at meeting earlier this month. Redevelopment authority says project requires ‘out of the box thinking’.

Shinde govt revives delayed Dharavi revamp, but fed-up residents want to rebuild own societies

Residents want to self-develop individual societies instead of cluster development of slum as a whole. Govt's invited fresh bids but residents say plan gets revived only before polls.

Maharashtra revives ‘much-delayed’ Dharavi revamp project, starts process for calling tenders

The Slum Rehabilitation Authority floated global tenders to hire a bid process management consultant, who will evaluate the tenders received for revival of the project.

Inside a Mumbai Covid war room: 16 staff, phones that ring every minute, ‘eat when you can’

ThePrint spent hours at a ward-level Covid war room where a team of 16 fielded calls from patients looking for hospital beds. The past month, staff say, has been among the busiest.

‘Dharavi model’ back in action after active cases surge seven times in Asia’s largest slum

Active Covid cases increased to 73 on 4 March from just 10 on 22 January in Dharavi, prompting the BMC to take stringent measures to prevent the situation from escalating.

Mumbai’s Dharavi reports no new Covid cases in 24 hrs, first time since April

While the Covid caseload of Dharavi now stands at 3,788, the number of active cases is 12, out of which eight are in home isolation and four in a Covid care centre.

The ‘thick skinned’ civil engineer behind ‘Dharavi model’ and Mumbai’s footpath challenge

The ‘Dharavi model’ has made international headlines, and perhaps, just as talked about as the model is the face behind it — assistant municipal commissioner Kiran Dighavkar. 

WHO chief cites Dharavi as example of effective Covid outbreak control, BMC tweets thanks

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentions countries that have been able to control the outbreak, urging others to take aggressive combative strategies.

Shiv Sena hails ‘victory’ against coronavirus in Dharavi as cases come down to single digit

With the highest population density in Maharashtra, Dharavi had 491 cases in April with a growth rate of 12% when cases were doubling every 18 days.

Dharavi’s unexpected Covid success story has lessons for Delhi, other crowded cities

In episode 496 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why Delhi should look to Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which managed to arrest the virus considerably.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.