About the Talk
Nearly half of Mumbai’s population resides in slums. Tackling these informal areas of housing and enterprise, which have mushroomed all over Mumbai, remains one of the biggest challenges and enigmas for policymakers. While these settlements cry for want of better infrastructure and living standards, they are also hosting to the largest concentration of small scale and cottage industry units in the city. This talk will look at the daily challenges that authorities face while dealing with slums and their uncontrolled proliferation, and how the state is trying to tackle the mounting problems through new interventions, for a better future.
About the Speaker
Deepak Kapoor is an IAS officer of the 1991 batch and has been the CEO of the Slum Rehabtilitation Authority (SRA) for almost two years now. In this stint, this tech-savvy officer has ensured that all the slums in Mumbai are on GIS and all official work is done digitally through an app called AASRA. Prior to this, he has worked in several capacities including that of the transport commissioner of Maharashtra, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), and as Food Commissioner. A gold medallist in Literature (Hons.), Kapoor is an avid writer, quizzer, reader and likes classical music.
Registration for this event is compulsory
The event will be from 17:00-19:00 hours