Empowering the urban poor – PRIA’s efforts in Raipur

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PRIA is taking necessary steps towards empowerment of the urban poor and raise awareness among various stakeholders on various aspects of Urban Poverty in the state of Chhattisgarh. Recently, PRIA had undertaken a ‘Slum Survey’ that estimated number of slums in Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai and Korba, level of services in these slums, tenability analysis and […]

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Shanty rentals hit roof, but conditions remain sub-human!

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Jayashree Nandi TNN (Times of India, 23 September 2012) New Delhi: Square foot for square foot, your maid probably pays more than you to live in Delhi. A rent of Rs 2,500 a month might seem meagre, but when you consider the typical shanty room measures only 8x10sqft or less, the unit rate comes to more than […]

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Gender sensitive poverty alleviation scheme – a faraway reality in Bhopal, M.P

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Urban poverty is multidimensional and the inherent vulnerability of the poor is manifested by their lack of access to economic and livelihood resources, land and housing, physical infrastructure and services, health and education facilities, social security networks and empowerment. At present there are various State and Central level programs that are working towards urban renewal, […]

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Strengthening civil society voice on urban poverty in Kerala – Initiative by SAHAYI, SPARC and PRIA

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SAHAYI with SPARC and PRIA has been taking necessary steps for poverty alleviation through collectivising civil society and people at large, developing the much needed database and empowering the people with the necessary knowledge about issues around urban poverty issues and its governance in Kerala. A consultation for the same was conducted in May 2012 […]

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Sympathising with poverty- promoting passive religion?!

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There was a debatable, yet interesting personal note by Shombit Sengupta in Indian Express yesterday where he called for ending the fake sympathy with poverty- instead urged to instill a desperate urge in poor people to oust poverty with their own initiative. Some of the excerpts of the article are highlighted below: Every individual, poor or rich, […]

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“How Feasible and Effective would Mohalla Samitis be in Urban Madhya Pradesh”?

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By Shyam Singh – Samarthan- Center for Development Support Article published by the Mainstream Weekly magazine In the wake of the unprecedented growth in the urban population, the existing system of citizen participation has been found ineffective in providing equal opportunities to all people to participate in the process of urban governance. Unlike rural areas, urban areas […]

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Cause of the Urban Poor- M.P.

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  British High Commissioner in India David James Bevan today called on Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Minister Babulal Gaur and informed that the UK government has provided Rs 265 crore grant for uplift of poor in the state. Bevan told Gaur that the British government has given a grant of Rs 265 crore for the […]

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