Tag Archives: Kannagi Nagar

What Workers Think of the Upcoming General Strike: A Survey

September 2nd is becoming an important date in the calendar of the Indian working class. Once again this year, a National General Strike has been announced on the day. Central Trade Unions barring BMS (the largest trade union with fraternal … Continue reading

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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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Chennai Floods, Evictions and Livelihoods : Stories from Kannagi Nagar and Ezhil Nagar

Sensing an opportunity brought by the floods, the State Government has scaled up the eviction of working class families from slums in the city to suburb rehabilitation settlements inspite of protests by various movements and unions, who are demanding safe … Continue reading

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Residents Along B Canal Protest against Eviction

Demonstration by CPIM Chepauk Committee at Chepauk 4th October Friday Slum Dwellers residing along Buckingham Canal came together to protest against eviction in the name of city improvement. They claimed that they faced an imminent threat of eviction to chemencherry … Continue reading

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Resettlement Colonies and Livelihood Challenges : A study on Kannagi Nagar

Researchers from Madras Institute of Development and activists have been conducting a study on livelihood patterns in Kannagi Nagar during 2011-2012. Kannagi Nagar being predominantly made of evicted slum population from various parts of the city, the study aims to … Continue reading

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