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Help us build our archive on evictions in Delhi. Please fill in the following fields, and remember to use a separate form for each basti which you would like to contribute details about. permalink

Name of contributor
Email address of contributor

Please share your email address so we may get in touch with you for any clarifications on your responses.

Locating the Basti

Please fill in this section so we can cross-refer your responses with our existing database.

1. a. Name of the basti
1. b. Area

Please specify the neighbourhood where the basti is, e.g. Anand Vihar.

1. c. Landmark

Please specify landmarks, if any. E.g. near Civic Centre.

1. d. GPS point

If possible, please specify lattitude and longitude of the basti, or enter url/link to Google Maps page with coordinates of the point.

Context: Basti and Households
2. a. Do residents still live in this basti?
2. b. If possible, please specify number of households on site before eviction.
2. c. If possible, please specify number of households on site after eviction.
2. d. If possible, please specify number of households resettled after eviction.
3. Since what year has this basti been in existence?

Please fill year, e.g. 1991.

4. What is the current use of the site?

Please specify in 'Other' additional details on current use of the site. Please also specify if the site is being used jointly by residents and evicting agency.

Evictions, Notice, Survey, Resettlement
5. a. When have evictions taken place at this basti?

Please include date, month, year as available. Please try adding multiple dates if there have been multiple evictions.

5. b. Which agency has conducted the eviction(s)?

Please specify multiple agencies if applicable, e.g. DDA, Railway etc.

5. c. What has been the stated reason(s) for eviction(s)?
6. a. Was a notice issued before eviction(s)?

Please specify in 'Other' additional details about process, timeline etc. of the notice(s) if available.

6. b. If notice was issued, how much in advance was it issued?

Please specify if time is in months or weeks or days. Please specify multiple timelines, if applicable.

6. c. Was a survey of all residents conducted?

Please specify in 'Other' additional details about process, timeline etc. of the survey, if available.

7. a. Have the residents been awarded resettlement?

Please specify in 'Other' any additional details on pending resettlement, law suits etc.

7. b. Where have residents been resettled to?
8. Does the basti presently face the threat of eviction?
9. Please use this space to write about anything else relating to evictions that isn't captured in the fields above.

Thank you for taking the time to fill this form. Our team will process these details and get in touch with you for clarifications as required. If you would like to share information on another basti, please click 'Submit' to send across this information and fill the form again. You can also write to us if you're interested in contributing more extensive information. Regards, Missing Basti Project