Are ‘Slums’ Urban?

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By Nidhi Singh nee Batra, Sn. Prog Officer-PRIA Whenever I have thought of a city – I thought of it as one large urban theatre, where every actor has a role and a place, a stage which has the latent characteristics of being democratic. But in my recent visit to the slums of Raipur where […]

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Ghar Bharo?!-Raipur

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TerraUrban is in Raipur- and BSUP is the ‘hot’ topic right now in the Corporation. BSUP houses are ready, now lets find the poor to occupy them – Wonder if that’s the slogan. 150 houses from Durganagar, next to IAC colony were shifted to the BSUP houses prepared at Amledhi, but when they reached their […]

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Pro-poor Governing Climate?!-Raipur

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Recently on TerraUrban you read the story of ‘Telibandha’ Slum Rehabilitation in Raipur where the evicted still await their ‘promised homes’ under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP-JNNURM). Interestingly here is another news piece of 19 April in Deshbandu-Raipur wherein the Municipal Corporation promised 298 urban poor households under BSUP-JNNURM scheme. 5000 houses are already […]

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The power of knowing- Google earth empowers the slum dwellers!

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Shared by Krishan Tyagi, State Coordinator PRIA Rajasthan Empowering the poor also means to increase their knowledge and information about their own place of stay. Google earth is aptly doing that role. As seen in the case of Sangli in Pune, slum dwellers could see how their slums are spread and how far they are […]

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Can a slum exist in a World Class City?

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Shared by Nidhi Singh nee Batra-PRIA To protect the rights of the slum dwellers is one of the aims of ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana’, to be a ‘World Class City’ is one of the visions of Delhi. Do the two coincide? Can slums really exist in any ‘world class city’?! Apparently not! On April 20th 2012, officials […]

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Mission Impossible /Possible – The Urban Poor

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By Nidhi Singh nee Batra, Sn. Programme Officer,PRIA Here is a look at two ‘new’ central schemes planned for the Urban Poor. Wonder if they take any lessons from JNNURM and RAY?!  1.       National Urban Livelihood Mission: a. Mimics a similar programme run by the ministry of rural development- the national rural livelihood mission b. […]

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Kya Hua Tera Wada….

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By Deepika Pandey, Asst. Programme Officer, PRIA Telibandha slum area in Raipur (C.G) was selected under second phase of BSUP sub-mission of JNNURM for in-situ development. On 18th April 2011 the dwellers were shifted to Boriakala from Telibandha with a promise by their Didi the Mayor of Raipur Smt.Kiran Mayi Nayak that within 1 year […]

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Pre Elections Voters Awareness Campaign in Bihar for Municipal Elections-May 16

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By Swati Sharma, Programme Officer, PRIA Since last two decades, PRIA’s work in strengthening local self-governance institutions has been guided by the need to promote people-centered and people managed development. Over the years, experiences in working on programs to strengthen city governance have also shown that the presence of competent and appropriate candidates is a […]

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The Near Distant Reality?

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The Dream Slum/House?! ……. It might not be too far off when this satire on our urban poverty situations by architect Gautam Bhatia in his book Whitewash, might just be a near reality! TerraUrban would like to know what you think?! 0 votes

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Manoj Rai raised his concern over the Manipulating…

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Manoj Rai raised his concern over the Manipulating Municipal Governance? Read below and join in the conversation! Recently concluded MCD elections in Delhi on 15th April have thrown some interesting questions. Some of the highlights of election processes, beside usual chorus and blame games among different political parties, have been: (i) Media was regularly raising […]

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