FIUPW Demanding Commitment for Urban Poor from Political Parties

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Identity, Dignity and Social Security for Urban Poor Rapidly changing scenario of urban area is the matter of concern and attention. There are various issues associated to the urbanization and in India  urban population is expected to hit 600 million by 2030 with urbanization of 40% (in fact in practical terms the urban population would […]

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Eyes upon the street – Safety of the ‘urban poor –woman’?

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“A city street equipped to handle strangers, and to make a safety asset, in itself, our of the presence of strangers, as the streets of successful city neighborhoods always do, must have three main qualities: First, there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is private space. Public and private […]

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Thought for the day!

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“People who say that a beautiful building does not improve the quality of education do not understand a critical issue. In Medellin we have to build the most beautiful buildings in places where the State’s presence has been minimal. The first step towards quality in education is the dignity of space. When the poorest child […]

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National Green Assembly on “ Waste Legislation and Waste Pickers” by AIKMM

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, has recently come out with the Draft Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2013 (MSW Rules). These rules would supersede the earlier MSW Rules, 2000 and have huge implications for the way waste is managed in cities across India. It is important to draw the attention that […]

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Pension Scheme for Unorganized Sector

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On 9th September, 2013 pension scheme for un-organised and informal sector workers was cleared by Delhi government. A meeting of Delhi Cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, cleared the proposal to launch Dilli Swavalamban Yojana. The pension scheme would be open to all workers in the age group of 18-60 years. Each of the workers will have to contribute Rs 1,000 […]

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‘Wells’ in a new package!-“Water ATMs”

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Rural villagers in India who face problems accessing clean water can now get it with the drop of a coin — water ATMs are self-service kiosks that supply water for a single India rupee. The water comes from local bore-wells but is purified in filters inside the kiosks. Read more: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/water-atms-to-provide/808814.html 0 votes

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RAY of hope for slum dwellers

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Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com BHUBANESWAR: Faced with opposition from slum dwellers to implement Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) housing project, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has selected volunteers among the slum dwellers to spread awareness among them about the project. This is being done to expedite the project, said an official. Sources said 797 out of 884 selected volunteers […]

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Squatting Rights!

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In India, 1,600 children die every day before reaching their fifth birthday, 24% of girls drop out of school and more than 30% of marginalized women are violently assaulted every year as the lack of basic sanitation forces them to travel long distances to meet their needs. Above all, lack of sanitation is not a […]

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Slum Caraavan – Delhi

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Considering the issue of displacement of slum dwellers under the policy of slum free India where lakhs of slum dwellers are left out of the purview of rehabilitation due to insufficient document. Jhuggi Jhopdi Ekta Manch, is carrying out Slum Carvaan from 2 September 2013 to 14 September 2013, to create awareness amidst slum dweller […]

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Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012 passed by Lok Sabha

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Lok Sabha on 6 September 2013 passed the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012 . The Bill provides for protection of livelihoods rights, social security of street vendors, regulation of urban street vending in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Provisions of the Bill are aimed […]

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