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
Wednesday, 18/Mar/2020:
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Online Proceedings

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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

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.

ID: 786 / 11-01: 2
Individual Papers
Topics: Academic economic research quantitative impact evaluations
Keywords: rent, rental housing, urban poor, migration, basic services, housing

State of urban poor rental housing in India and emerging policy trends

Anindita Mukherjee1, Shubhagato Dasgupta1, Aparna Das2

1Centre for Policy Research, India; 2Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ)

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

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.

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