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JANATA COLONY-Moving to Cheetah Camp

JANATA COLONY Moving to Cheetah Camp S G Deshpande IN rejecting the Janata Colony residents' appeal, the Supreme Court had asked the Bombay Municipality not to evict them before May 15, so that they would have time to move peacefully to Cheetah Camp. The residents used the month's grace period allowed to them to try to dig out some new evidence to establish that they had been in fact promised more or less permanent resettlement at Janata Colony, and to see if such evidence could be used to re-establish their case before the courts.

JANATA COLONY-Awaiting Eviction

deed, is it legitimate to expect much "saving" from such a poor segment of our society. Also, in view of the fact that the allottees became the owners of the dwellings and not the tenants, the question of a regular income accruing to the government (or the panchayats) from the scheme, with which to finance extensions of it, also did not arise. The only method through which the scheme could have possibly increased savings wis through the voluntary donations made, and that too only to the extent lo which these accrued out of cuts in consumption. The panchayats were each expected to collect about Rs 5,000 in voluntary donations; the modal figure collected came to a little over Rs 1,000. After adding the collections made by the state government and the district collectors, the total of voluntary donations was a little over one-third of the expected total of Rs 60 million.

JANATA COLONY-Resettling a Squatter Resettlement

JANATA COLONY Resettling a Squatter Resettlement S G Deshpande THE Trombay hill lies like a beached whale on the eastern shore of the Bombay peninsula, facing north, with a red light at its highest point marking the whale's spout and warning off aircraft which fly in to land past its nose. West of the hill are a number of major industries, mainly fertilisers and chemicals and the oil refineries. On the east, in the narrow strip of land between the hill and the sea, the prominent white dome one sees is Apsara, the Canada-India research reactor, flanked by the other buildings of the ha Atomic Research Centre. This high-security area accessible by road only from the north and south. To the north the Department of Atomic Energy land continues beyond the security gate into the DAE residential complex, a group of long low three and four storeyed buildings with 16 and 20 storeyed point blocks between, extending around the hill. At the foot of the hill on the north, touching the spout of the whale, dwarfed by the scale and ample layout of the DAE residential buildings now all around its remaining open sides, is the 54-acre Janata Colony, a squatter resettlement dating from the early 1950s.

Underground Railway for Bombay

Sciences, Section B, 1956.
6 Results quoted in FAO, "Review of Food Consumption Surveys".
7 A series of results from 1952 to 1957, distinguishing urban and rural areas, is summarised in Reserve Bank of India Bulletin, September 1962. Since 1957 the results are given per household, and not per head.

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