ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Critical Evaluation or Toeing Official Line-Report on a Rehabilitation Project

The Pune Municipal Corporation is executing a large squatter rehabilitation project involving the shifting of 10,600 families living in seven shanty settlements. A government-sponsored evaluation report has claimed that the project provides an opportunity to low-income families to shift voluntarily from a large squatter area to a planned site. The project has been acclaimed as a 'new formula' which 'throws light on the possible elements of a new, appropriate urban development management system'. This paper takes a critical look at the rehabilita tion project and the claims made on its behalf in the official evaluation report.

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