San diego desi Welcome Guest, please Sign in or Register
Home  |  Classifieds  |  Events  |  Discussions  |  Yellow Pages  |  Things to do  |  Articles  |  San Diego Desi Facebook page >>
Fancy Stop
San Diego Desi  »  Articles
Real estate: remaking mumbai
By: Jason Overdorf
Viewed: 3554
comment belowpost article
The latest quiet reform undertaken by India's government deals with one of its oldest problems?land reform. Across the country, thousands of acres of land are tied up in disputes over decrepit edifices. But last week, a landmark Supreme Court judgment removed restrictions on the sale of land owned by Mumbai's defunct textile mills, freeing up hundreds of acres in the city center for development. Is this a turning point? On the surface, certainly. Six hundred acres of valuable land in the heart of the city are now slated for massive projects including office buildings, high-rise apartments and shopping malls. However, environmentalists and representatives of Mumbai's millions of slum dwellers argue that unfettered development of the mill lands will do nothing to solve the housing crisis facing the city's poor, as well as exacerbate water and power shortages. An equally pressing question is whether the ruling will speed the conversion of agricultural land on the edge of India's cities into much-needed residential and industrial developments?a transition to modernity that until now has been hopelessly slowed by red tape.



Jason Overdorf, a freelance writer, has lived in New Delhi since July 2002. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Newsweek, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. Opinions expressed in his blogs are his own, and not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sasural.com or its affiliates.

This article was first published on: March 30, 2006
http://jasonoverdorf.blogspot.com/2006/03/real-estate-remaking-mumbai.html

 

 Articles 
  Rich Desi, Poor Desi and the Smart Desi.
  Snappy Comeback Lines
  Are Desi's Racists?
  My heart is missing you!!
  Laloo
  Morning Raaga
  Never Argue With A Woman
  So she could love you,
  My wife's husband
  Bunty aur Babli
  Award winning joke
  Bhangara Meltdown by NetIP San Diego
  Interview with the Hollywood-Indian Actor Sanjay Madhav
  Mumbai Express
  sixth sense
  God's Message to Women
  Indian police
   DON'T EVER BE LATE
  scars of love
  Most interesting q&a asked in a interview

more articles >>

 




Special Smiles

Event Banner

Namaste Plaza

Sattvik

Christmas Utsav

Purvi Shah Real Estate Consultant

Apna Christmas

Manoj Maniar

Casey Gerry

iMenu4u.com

ICF San Diego

Your Ad here


Home | Classifieds | Events | Discusson Board | Articles | Things to do | Coupon Websites | Flash Sale Sites | Sale A Day Sites | Daily Deal Sites
 About | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Advertise
 Copyright © 2003 - 2017    SanDiegoDesi.com - Serving Indian Community in San Diego for 14 years and counting.