Category Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies

Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

It is commonly recognised that women's economic empowerment accelerates social advancement and sustainable development. In India, where gender inequality still plagues society, programmes such as the Lakhpati Didi Scheme have become important tools for addressing these inequalities.
Assessing a Decade of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 in India

Assessing a Decade of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 in India

A decade has passed since the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act came into effect on May 1, 2014, marking a significant milestone after nearly four decades of legal jurisprudence and the tireless efforts of street vendor movements across India.
The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The gains made by the working-class post second World War started fading away in the post liberalization era. Not just the basic mode of production underwent metamorphosis, the density of the organized working class diminished substantially in India.
Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Nearly 50% of Indian population lives in the cities, for they are hub of opportunities and significant in country's development trajectory. Yet, the urban landscape remains a blank spot in our political discourse.