“People-centric approach crucial in urban development”

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A ‘Right to the City’ Campaign was launched earlier this month in Delhi! Realising that half of the country’s population will call urban India home by 2025; The Right to the City campaign aims at making urban spaces more inclusive, keeping in mind the lakhs of migrants that move here from rural India every year. […]

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Re-wind. Recount. Reflect

Category: SLB Connect
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The SLB Connect survey is about to launch. It is right there now, at the edge of its beginning. The team involved at PRIA and WSP is ticking off things-to-do from its checklists– phones are being prepared, enumerators shortlisted, ward plans are being finalized, letters written, collaterals printed, the documentation is nearly final, and our […]

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India Entering into a New Era: WATSAN Survey through Mobile Phones

Category: SLB Connect
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As soon as you enter Jaipur or Jainagar you actually get a sense of culture rich city which was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput in 1727 after whose name the city was being actually named. In 1878 Prince of Wales had to visit Jaipur for some administrative reforms the city […]

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Citizen Feedback Surveys using SLB Connect, an Innovative Mobile Phone Based System

Category: SLB Connect
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PRIA is undertaking the SLB Connect project to help improve water and sanitation services in cities by mobilizing citizen participation and feedback. The survey seeks to collect information on the quality of water and sanitation services as experienced by citizens as users of the services. PRIA brings to SLB Connect its conviction in social accountability […]

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Collaborating the Urban-Poor and Non- Poor: Long way to go

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by Abhishek Jha, PRIA Bihar In the last few decades Urban Poverty has been emerging as a key developmental challenge for a developing economy like India. This has also been well established by the data provided by the most recent Census of India (2011). Undoubtedly many initiatives have been taken by the government and parastatal […]

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