At least half of Delhi’s residents are estimated to be living in informal settlements, including jhuggi jhopri clusters, resettlement colonies, and unauthorised colonies. However, there is little assessment of their day-to-day experiences and interaction with state agencies.
The Cities of Delhi project at CPR addresses this critical need through its research, and, in particular, researcher Shahana Sheikh engaged in the public debate surrounding regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the lead-up to the Delhi election. Please find below a summary of this historical media outreach:
- An op-ed on the lack of transparency in the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi.
- Bringing in the policy perspective during a heated debate on NDTV Prime Time discussion on Delhi’s unregularised colonies.
- Discussing multiple aspects of policies related to regularisation of unauthorised colonies in an interview with Ravish Kumar
- Speaking on the ambiguities in the regularisation process of Delhi's unauthorised colonies during an in-depth coverage of Kathputli Colony in Delhi.