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

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MAHARASHTRA-Mass Housing or New Lamps for Old

J V Deshpande Two and a half years after the announcement of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's scheme for building free houses for Mumbai's slum- dwellers even the preliminary steps for implementing the scheme have not been taken, not to talk of the start of construction. But while Thackeray's grandiose pronouncements may be dismissed as so much hyperbole, the sad fact has to be faced that none of the other political parties has a coherent plan to tackle the problem of housing the poor in Mumbai.

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