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Builder's suicide puts spotlight on red tape

Indian developers pushing for change in the country's byzantine approvals processes

HIGH PRICE: Developers need about 54 to 60 approvals before starting to build, a process that can stretch on for years, delaying delivery dates and raising costs.


THE death of Indian property developer Suraj Parmar might have been a quiet tragedy had it not been for the 13-page suicide note he left behind.

The document outlining alleged harassment from government officials and demands for bribes has become a rallying cry for India's