Uprooting lives..

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By Tripti Sharma, PRIA Transport Nagar is being erased away in Jaipur, for paving a way to a ‘Ghat ki Gunni tunnel’. The slum is being shifted to Agra road. Encountering these demolitions, Tripti from PRIA has captured and questioned the ‘development scenario’ in the following verse and a picture blog: Uprooting Lives…. Slum Rehabilitation […]

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Waste of a Childhood – poverty stricken child rag pickers

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Shared by Vinika Koul, PRIA June 12, marked the 10th anniversary of the World Day against Child Labour, an effort to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the actions and efforts needed to eliminate it. Recent estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO) state that about 215 million children worldwide are […]

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Slums spread over 12% of Hyderabad

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Twelve per cent of Hyderabad is occupied up by 1,476 slums in which 26 per cent of the city’s population lives, GHMC commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu informed World Bank representatives on Monday. The commissioner gave the figures during a presentation about the Corporation’s development plans of the city’s slums under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban […]

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State and City Level Consultations on Urban Poverty- Kerala by SAHAYI, PRIA and SPARC – May 2012

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By Sri. G. Jose, Project Manager, Sahayi With the intention of strengthening civil society voices on urban poverty in Kerala, Sahayi in collaboration with PRIA, New Delhi and SPARC, Mumbai has initiated a promotional and facilitative role in Kerala. . As first step of its intervention, Sahayi organised a city level consultation on urban poverty […]

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New scheme to uplift semi-urban settlements

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While the Planning Commission flatly classifies the country into rural and urban categories, India is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of a relatively new kind of settlement – census towns – which figure in neither the rural nor the urban categories. The population count in 2011 showed that census towns have nearly tripled over […]

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A failed food system: India’s grain piles up, yet the poor go hungry

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Shared by Vinika Kaul, PRIA Source: New York Times Ranwan, India: In this north Indian village, workers recently dismantled stacks of burned and mildewed rice while flies swarmed nearby over spoiled wheat. Local residents said the rice crop had been sitting along the side of a highway for several years and was now being sent […]

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Rajasthan is listening – House urban poor and give them the land title – says State Principal Urban Development Secretary

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Shared by Prakash Pathak, PRIA and Rajasthan-PRIA Source: The Hindu on 8 June 2012 On June 2, PRIA and SPARC held a State Level Consultation at Jaipur for Strengthening Civil Society Voices on Urban Poverty in India. Various aspects about Rajiv Awas Yojana, facilities to the slum dwellers, number of slums, participation of the slum […]

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Call to Strengthen Civil Society Engagement & Promote Community Participation to Address Urban Poverty: Rajasthan

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Shared by Tripti Sharma, PRIA – Rajasthan, Source: Sunday Times -Jaipur, http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/mobile.aspx?article=yes&pageid=3&edlabel=TOIJ&mydateHid=03-06-2012&pubname=&edname=&articleid=Ar00301&format=&publabel=TOI The urban poor need to be accorded the highest priority in the planning process for cities and the civil society’s role should be strengthened in resolving the issues of urban poverty with the emphasis on community participation in the initiatives for housing, livelihood […]

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The Poor- Excluded from their own common natural resource management

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By Nidhi Singh nee Batra Yesterday, on the World Environment Day I went for a documentary on ‘Mangar Forest- the need to save Bani(sacred grove)’. Prior to this documentary I had an experience of walking through these Aravali ranges by a walk conducted by Pradip Krishen last year. Wedged between the advancing sprawl of Delhi […]

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Poverty and Green Economy

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By Nidhi Singh nee Batra, PRIA Under the theme “Green Economy in the context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development,” the Thirty – Ninth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which focuses on the Environment and Sustainable Development will convene in Brazil in […]

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