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June 17, 2014

Transparent Chennai recently held a meeting to discuss how urban development can better benefit the urban poor. The meeting was attended by researchers, activists, government officials and concerned citizens, who all contributed suggestions on how new urban development programmes can … Continue reading

June 17, 2014

Transparent Chennai organised a public meeting on Saturday 14th June 2014 to discuss the lessons learnt from the JNNURM and RAY and compile a charter of changes required for urban development to be pro-poor. The event was attended by over … Continue reading

June 12, 2014

Transparent Chennai is organising a workshop to provide feedback on new urban programs in India based on Chennai’s experience of the JNNURM / RAY. Where: Bhagirathi Hall, Institute for Financial Management Research (IFMR), 24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai: 60003 When: … Continue reading

October 22, 2013

No slum in Chennai has been officially recognized in the last 28 years, resulting in a gross lack of basic services for slum dwellers. Researchers Nithya V. Raman ad Priti Narayan write about this invisible population and the government’s inadequate … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Transparent Chennai recently hosted a workshop on “Evaluating the JnNURM and Preparing for the Future” with a special focus on the urban poor. The first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) had allotted projects worth Rs. … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Two important government programs have been announced by the Central government that will impact Chennai: the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM II) and the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). Before these programs begin making large-scale … Continue reading