Slum Welfare Committee- PRIA’s initiative in Raipur

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PRIA has taken initiative in Raipur and Bilaspur to RAY cities of Chhattisgarh to Mobilize the slum dwellers to get collectivize and raise their voices for getting benefits of all the services and schemes for which they are entitled and intervened into 10 slums of Raipur named as Shakti Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Kashiram Nagar, Chandrashekhar […]

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Parvati Nagar: Wrestling with the Challenges of Organizing

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Shared by Eric, Deepika (PRIA, Raipur) According to the 74th Amendment to the constitution, the Indian government has tried to establish strong “Urban Local Bodies” (ULBs) and has assigned 18 responsibilities to them to provide proper services to urban citizens. But, even though this devolution was meant to more firmly institutionalize people’s participation in their […]

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Power of being organized

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  Shared by Eric and Deepika (PRIA-Raipur) In the city of Raipur, 50% of the population lives in slums. According to the CDP of 2006, the total number of slums was 282-283 inhabited by 61449 families. However, PRIA conducted its own comprehensive survey of Raipur slums in February 2012 and found 299 slums. Out of […]

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Urban poor unaware of welfare schemes

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The daily struggle of slum dwellers for getting basic amenities and the glaring deficiency in the reach of the much-touted urban poverty alleviation schemes as well as other programmes for welfare of widows, disabled people and destitute children were revealed during an awareness drive launched by two voluntary public service institutions in slum colonies.Society for […]

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Participatory planning in Pune – Support of Mahila Milan, NSDF and SPARC

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Mahila Milan and the National Slum Dwellers Federation, with support from SPARC, help the Pune Municipal Corporation plan and implement the new central government scheme RAY – which aims to make India slum free. Read a bit about how the City is committed to a participatory process with the support of the Indian Alliance here: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pmc-project-to-rehabilitate-5-slums-in-dhankawadi/922324/1 […]

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Slum dwellers denied basic rights -PRIA initiates an awareness drive

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Published in ‘The Hindu’- JAIPUR, October 15, 2012 An awareness drive launched by two voluntary groups in the slum colonies of Jaipur has revealed women’s struggle for getting widow and old age pension benefits and glaring deficiencies in the maintenance of health and hygiene standards. The campaign also provided the slum dwellers with an opportunity to raise […]

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Ignorance is not bliss! –how JNNURM failed in Small and Medium Cities

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By Nidhi S. Batra, PRIA Pan-India ONE solution for Urban Poverty is failing. We have seen it in JNNURM and shall see it again in Rajiv Awas Yojana. Small and Medium cities are facing the brunt. These cities are one not equipped with know-hows and appropriate capacity and nor do they have enough focus of […]

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Bleak future for ‘Girl Child’ in Slums

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Recently Child Rights and You (CRY) conducted a survey of 480 people living in urban slums across five cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata,Delhi and Bangalore directed towards girl child’s education in these slums. The survey has revealed interesting insights that leave one ponder on ‘how to protect the fate of girl child’ in our urban poor […]

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Gender Responsive Budget Analysis in Water and Sanitation: A Study of Two Resettlement Colonies (Jhuggi Jhopri Clusters) in Delhi

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In an interesting and insightful paper by Gyana Ranjan Panda and Trisha Agarwal submitted for the GDN 13th Annual Global Development Conference, the authors have highlighted how various policies and schemes pertaining to urban water and sanitation in India can  be categorized as  ‘gender blind’  since these  do not recognize the gender-based disadvantages in  accessing safe water supply and also […]

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Memorandum: Housing for the urban poor

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Shared by Deepika Pandey, PRIA Every year, First Monday of October is celebrated as “World’s Habitat Day” across worldwide. In this auspicious occasion National Forum for Housing right has launched a country wide campaign to advocate “Housing for all” for this press conferences has been organized in major cities like Mumbai, Patna, Lucknow, Indore Vishakhapatnam, […]

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