Urban Poor and the Law

International Legal Framework:

Millennium Development Goals Report 

Regional Legal Framework:

European Commission Report on Millennium Development Goals

National Legal Framework:

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

National Food Security Bill (As introduced in Lok Sabha)

Employment of Manual Scavengers Prohibition Act 1993

National Food Security Act, 2013

Model Residential Tenancy Act, 2011 (Rajiv Awas Yojana)

State Based and other National pro poor norms in India:

Poverty Estimates for  2011-12

The Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Revised Guidelines (Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance) 2011

Accelerated Urban Water Supply Program

The West Bengal Acquisition of Homestead Land Act of 1975

Bihar Municipality Act, 2007

Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958

Karnataka Rent Act, 1999

Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation for Protection of Sources of Drinking Water) Act, 1999

Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent Control Act, 1965

West Bengal, the District Planning Committee (DPC) Act

West Bengal Metropolitan Planning Committee Act

The Odisha Property Right to Slum Dwellers and Prevention of New Slums Bill, 2012

Street vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012

The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009

The Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999

The Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976

Uniform Drinking Water Monitoring Protocol, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 2010

Supreme Court Cases

High Court Cases