The Case of Sonia Gandhi Camp: The Process of Eviction and Demolition in Delhi’s Jhuggi Jhopri Clusters
The process of slum eviction and rehabilitation in Delhi continues to be plagued by serious governance challenges. We identify two broad problems. First, despite the designation of a nodal agency, slum rehabilitation suffers from a lack of coordination, with various government agencies working at cross-purposes. Second, the rights of JJC dwellers who are to be evicted remain ambiguous. There is, in particular, a lack of clarity as to who qualifies for rehabilitation and what the process of eviction is. Moreover, the practices followed on the ground during eviction conflict in many ways with the process outlined in policy and legal documents.
A report of the Cities of Delhi project.