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Worrying: Household debt is up more than 10 times in cities in the last decade

Dec 22, 2014

Worrying: Household debt is up more than 10 times in cities in the last decade

In 2012 22% of urban households were indebted and the average debt per family was Rs 84,625, up from Rs 11,771 in 2002, while in rural areas, 31% of households were indebted compared to 27% in 2002 with average debt rising to Rs 32,522 in 2012 from Rs 7,539 in 2002. #India #Debt #households #urban areas #Rural areas
Its urban base under threat, AAP ready to lock horns with BJP in rural Delhi

Dec 06, 2014

Its urban base under threat, AAP ready to lock horns with BJP in rural Delhi

Delhi Rural is a new territory to conquer for AAP that has seen a steady erosion of its popularity among the middle-class voters; a fact that was evident in its poor showing the Lok Sabha elections. #BJP #PoliticalPlay #Arvind Kejriwal #Yogendra Yadav #AAP #Delhi Assembly Elections 2014 #Rural Delhi #Urban Delhi
Non-payment of MGNREGA wages increased migration of rural poor to urban areas: Cong

Dec 03, 2014

Non-payment of MGNREGA wages increased migration of rural poor to urban areas: Cong

A Congress member on Wednesday complained that non-payment of MGNREGA wages since May has acutely increased migration of rural poor to urban areas. #Politics #India #Congress #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #Shiv Sena #parliament #MGNREGA #migration #Winter session #urban areas #Rural poor
Barcelona thief steals Venkaiah Naidu's bag, throws passport but keeps credit card

Nov 21, 2014

Barcelona thief steals Venkaiah Naidu's bag, throws passport but keeps credit card

Urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu had an unpleasant experience on in Barcelona as his bag containing his passport and other belongings was stolen. #India #Barcelona #NewsTracker #Spain #passport #Venkaiah Naidu #thief #Urban Development Minister #bag
Bihar to consititute Special Purpose Vehicles to fast-track Patna Metro rail project

Nov 14, 2014

Bihar to consititute Special Purpose Vehicles to fast-track Patna Metro rail project

The Bihar government has decided to constitute Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) in a bid to speed up the Patna Metro rail project, state Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary said on Friday. #NewsTracker #bIhar #SPV #Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary #Patna Metro rail project #Special Purpose Vehicles

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Delhi polls Will urban voter apathy be the undoing of AAP?

Dec 03, 2013

Delhi polls Will urban voter apathy be the undoing of AAP?

However, the worst enemy the AAP can find is people like us who vent ire and grief but do not walk to the polling booths #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Arvind Kejriwal #AAP #Urban voters #Delhi Election 2013
Urbanism What makes Shivaji Park more accessible than Oval Maidan

Nov 21, 2011

Urbanism What makes Shivaji Park more accessible than Oval Maidan

Walls, railings and boundaries make Mumbai's public spaces less accessible than they could be. #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #urbanism #Shivaji park #Jane Jacobs