Issues of the regulatory framework governing informal settlement development within the city of Mumbai in India are considered within the context of upgrading of an informal settlement by the Rajiv Indira-Suryodaya Housing Society. Main aspects of settlement regulation cover land tenure and ownership, land use including construction regulation, and permissible built-up area regulating how much land in an area can be built over. The responses of the national and state government and local authorities to the increase in slum settlements in and around Mumbai have been:
Slum clearance and relocation
Slum redevelopment and rehabilitation.
Since 1995 the main focus has been on rehabilitation.
SPARC. Changing the rules &#8211; guidelines for the revision of regulations for urban upgrading, case study India. Presented at the Third RGUU International Workshop held 22-24 September 2003, UK. (2003) 26 pp.