Damaged, Desolate & Dirty: What Rehabilitation Looks Like for Khori’s Residents

By Vaishnavi Rathore

Between July and October, the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad, along with the Haryana state government had thrice razed people’s permanent houses in Khori Gaon, forcing many to live either in temporary shanties, or in rental housing. This happened after the Supreme Court directed the removal of all unauthorised structures from forest land under the Punjab Land Preservation Act.

After the residents moved the Supreme Court asking for rehabilitation, the Court directed the Haryana Government in August to expedite rehabilitation accommodation for those evicted.

But, as conversations with those Khori Gaon residents show, rehabilitation housing for those allotted flats in Dabua colony are far from being habitable.



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