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(India) The Enduring Problem of Illegal Constructions in India’s Cities (ORF)

RAMANATH JHA writes for ORF: India’s rising urbanisation in recent years has triggered unbridled construction activities to meet the needs of the growing populations in these cities. Not all of these constructions abide by existing laws, however, leading to adverse consequences on governance systems, the environment, people’s health, transportation services, and overall citizen well-being. In extreme cases, illegal constructions have resulted in loss of lives and property. This paper calls for the rectification of policies, improved planning, stricter implementation of laws, and improvement of technology for governance.

go to ORF website: The Enduring Problem of Illegal Constructions in India’s Cities | ORF (orfonline.org)