India may not fully achieve the MDGs by 2015: Report

New Delhi, Oct. 30, 2013: India may not be able to fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ratified by the United Nations with regard to health and nutritional indicators, says a government report. According to the latest report of Ministry....

Slums contribute over 7.5% to GDP: Study

New Delhi, Oct. 16, 2013: India has 240 million households living in informal urban settlements, including slums — 40 per cent higher than 140 million slum households estimated by Census of India 2011 data, says an independent study by research firm....

Census 2011 missed 5 crore slum dwellers

New Delhi, Oct 12, 2013: Through a bunch of omissions, Census 2011 appears to seriously underestimate the number of slum dwellers in India, putting it at 6.5 crore people spread over 2613 towns. But, over 5 crore urban population living in newly emerged ....