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and could therefore be subject to a challenge for violating fundamental rights.Goa with 40 seats in the Assembly is set to go to polls on 4 Februarytwitter. His complaint was that only the BJP legislators were reaping the benefit of privatisation because most of the private colleges are in their name. Abdul Gafar blamed the BJP for their poor education facilities.Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: January 28 Kanpure took the girl to the home of his friend Sai Bhatte (19) in Kanjurmarg, "Our priority is to pull out at the earliest those trapped under the rubble of the dilapidated building,Mumbai: A five-storey residential building in the congested Bhendi Bazaar area of south Mumbai collapsed on Thursdayunfit for human habitation? In Mumbai alone41 per cent of households are located in overcrowded slums where most residents are squatting illegally and many have little access to basic sanitation; the percentage is even higher in Visakhapatnam (43 per cent of its 17 million inhabitants) and Jabalpur (42 per cent of its 13 million people) We have to ask where we have gone wrongparticularly when other sectors of the economy have done exceptionally welland what needs to be done to set things right One reason is that since Independenceother sectors of economy have been well represented by various chambers of commerce to bring before the government the areas where policy reforms were required Unfortunatelythis did not happen in the case of urban developmentsince this sector consisted mostly of fly-by-night operators The sector was blocked to the private sectorleaving the public sector alone to tackle this mammoth task As a resultthe sector remained unrepresented by the various chambers of commerceleading to policies based on controlling fly-by-night building operators instead of ensuring an increased supply of housing There has to be a realisation at the highest levels that all is not well with the urban development scenarioand there is an urgent need for radical solutions Urban development should be introduced as one of the subjects in the curriculum of our education system from higher secondary upto the university level The present psychology of policymakers of thinking small and managing shortages needs to be replaced with policies based on the philosophy of thinking big and creating surplusesbecause it will be only through increased supplies that market forces and prices can be brought under control Moreoverit should be recognised that it is only through active encouragement of the public-private partnership model that the task of urban development can be tackled and in that partnershipthe role of public sector should be confined only to that of enablerfacilitator and regulatorleaving the conceptualisation and execution of development projects to the private sector It also needs to be accepted that no private sector can work without profitsand it should be encouraged to earn profits while making a clear distinction between profits and profiteering Unfortunatelythe present systemwhere the public sector plays the dominant role in formulating master plans and town planning regulations has not worked All existing town planning and urban development laws and regulations that are based on the restriction of FAR and other town planning aspects should be repealed and replaced by liberal market economy regulations Projects should be made time-boundwith in-built incentives for completion of projects within the prescribed time and disincentives for delays New legislation should be introduced to encourage green technologies There has to be a complete break from past approaches Urban renewal is possible there is no reason why the problems that plague our towns and cities cannot be overcome It would rescue millions of people from squalor and provide them with better living standards as well as property rights and legitimate titles to their dwelling units The writer is chairman of the DLF Group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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