Submissions Accepted for Presentation at the 2020 Conference on Land and Poverty
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11-01: Addressing urban informality in an equitable way
12:30pm - 2:00pm
ID: 366 / 11-01: 1 Individual Papers Topics: Land tenure security and gender, youth, indigenous peoples; marginalization Keywords: slum dwellers, poverty, land scarcity
Bringing equality & resilience among poor slum dwellers in Mumbai
Shri Deepak Kapoor
Government of Maharashtra, India
Biography An IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Officer of India of 1991 batch. Initially, worked in Naxalite district of Bhandara in rural posting. From here, I was leap frogged as add. Municipal Commissioner of Pune, the second largest city of Maharashtra. Worked there to bring new system in property tax & revenue collection. Later worked as District Collector Solapur. Then worked in GoI, Delhi. Then again worked as joint MD of CIDCO Navi Mumbai, especially on the new Airport at Navi Mumbai. Then posted as Transport Commissioner of Maharashtra and then as MD of Maharashtra Transport Corp where lot of systems were automated. Then handled the sensitive portfolio as Commissioner, Food and Civil supplies of the State, automating supply systems. Posted almost 2 years ago as CEO of SRA (Slum Rehabilitation Authority), Mumbai.
Married to Cardiologist Wife, have 2 daughters.
Hobbies include Reading Books, writing film reviews & listening to Indian Classical music.
1Centre for Policy Research, India; 2Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ)
Biography Anindita Mukherjee is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Research working in the project, Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI). Her role focuses on informing and supporting the formulation and implementation of the Government of India's policy, programmes and investments, through research in land, planning, housing and urban sanitation. Before joining CPR, Anindita worked with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India.
Spanning almost fifteen years of her career she has worked with different sector partners; Government agencies e.g. the Ministry of Housing and urban Affairs and urban local body in Kolkata, civil society organisations and other international agencies such as DFID, WB etc. Her key sectors of experience are urban economics, slum upgradation, housing & urban basic services, issues pertaining to land and land tenure in urban areas, and associated research work. Anindita is an economist by training and has a specialization in Statistics and Econometrics.
ID: 496 / 11-01: 3 Individual Papers Topics: Land policy reform & structural transformation; political economy Keywords: Affordable Housing, Policy Evaluation, Political Economy, Land Use, Mumbai
Learning from the past about tackling the issue of affordable housing in Mumbai
Abhay Pethe, Rashmi Sharma
Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai, India
Biography Rashmi Sharma is an Economics (Honors) graduate from the University of Delhi, India. After completing Economics (Honors) in 2007, she studied Bachelor of Education from Maharishi Dayanand University. She has a marketing experience of three years (2008-2011) as a product manager in the speciality paper industry. After studying her post-graduation programme in Economics from the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai, in 2013 she registered as a full-time PhD Student with MSE-PP in October 2015. She has secured Junior Research Fellowship from the central government. As an extension of her Master's research project of Urban Economics on Floor Area Ratio in Mumbai, her PhD research covers the policies and regulations that led to the current state of increasing slums and lack of affordable housing in Mumbai city. Her broad interest lies in the study of Urban issues.