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Title: Right to water supply to illegal slums in Mumbai built after 1 January 2000 an Advocacy effort
Authors: Sosa, Pallavi
Keywords: Water Supply - Illegal Slums - Mumbai
Pranjal Deekshit
School of Habitat Studies
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The research address the issue of availability of water for urban poor living in informal settlements and the problems face by these people regarding drinking water supply because of lack of tenure. Though the people living in slum are large in population and water to illegal slums is denied due to political intervention. Such political intervention has resulted on a policy where public utilities deny water supply to illegal slums came into existence after 1995. The research is based on a case study of the Slums of Mumbai which are in existence after January 1995 and in order to get drinking water, such efforts taken by Pani Haq Samiti Mumbai, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) where they struggled for water to all citizens as an fundamental right under Constitution of India under Article 21 of Right to Life. Considering the illegal settlements, Ngos demands water to illegal slums on Humanitarian ground because no individual can be deprived of his fundamental right. In 2011 Pani Haq Samiti filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Bombay High court. Thereafter; in December 2014, Bombay High court in its interim order directed Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to supply drinking water supply to slums erected after January 2000. Specifically, research revolves around the advocacy process adopted by NGOs and the follow up of High court’s order done by MCGM. It also focuses on stances of various stakeholders involved in this process.
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