Stories hidden behind percentages

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By Sharmila Ray, Senior Program Officer, PRIA SLBConnect is currently live in both program cities of Uttar Pradesh- Rae Bareli and Varanasi. About 35 surveyors are active in both cities collecting data from about 13, 000 households. We are targeting to complete the data collection process by the end of March. The team is collecting […]

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Local Election, Global Aspirations and Inconvenient Realities

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By Chandan Chawla,  Independent researcher on Urban issues The General Election mandate of May 2014 in favor of single political party has led to articulation of ambitious urban agenda for India that sets forth global aspirations. The smart city terminology occupies a central part of this national urban narrative. It intends to woo neo middle […]

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A day in RAE BARELI……….

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By Swathi Subramaniam, Program Officer, PRIA I had a chance to visit Rae Bareli for the first time. Rae Bareli is a constituency of Sonia Gandhi and has been the constituency of Gandhi family for many decades. Naturally, I was very much excited and was expecting to see a model constituency. The city has well […]

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