Making Delhi a Liveable City by Improving Urban Sanitation

May 2016

Recent surveys carried out in Delhi have shown that 75 percent of its population is now living in informal settlements. The Delhi government defines eight types of settlements in the city, including 'planned colonies'. The others are; slum designated areas, jhuggi jhopri clusters, unauthorised colonies, regularised unauthorised colonies, resettlement colonies, urban villages and rural villages.

With such a large majority of the population living 'informally', it is evident that planned urban development has failed.