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Dimensions of Urban Poverty

Sabir Ali

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ISBN 10: 8131600319 / ISBN 13: 9788131600313
Published by Rawat, 2006
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Contents Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. I. Problems of the Urban Poor 1. Problems of the urban poor/Sabir Ali. 2. Forced evictions of the urban poor/Miloon Kothari. 3. Extent of urban poverty in India/Satpal Singh. II. Infrastructure and basic services 4. A comprehensive approach for managing services for the urban poor/Vivek N. Patkar. 5. The Slums of Panchkula/Bindu Duggal. 6. Access to urban basic services the Delhi scenario/Shashi P. Sanjay and Ram Kishan. 7. Marginalisation segregation and persistence an analysis of the spatial dimensions of infrastructure access by the urban poor/N. Sridharan. 8. Community based information system a tool for efficient and bottom up local governance/Renu Khosla. 9. Meeting health needs of the urban poor the urban health challenge in Madhya Pradesh/Alok Ranjan Chaurasia. III. Women Homeless and street children 10. Women and children as marginalised section amongst the urban poor/Archana Sinha. 11. Slum women and contraception a case study in Amritsar city/Jasmeet Sandhu and Baljeet Soni. 12. Capital punishment recipe for the homeless in Delhi/Indu Prakash Singh. 13. Stories of street children findings from a field study/Kathakali Mitra and Sibnath Deb. IV. Environment informal sector housing finance and policies for rehabilitation 14. Questioning environmental improvement of urban Slums/Neelima Risbud. 15. Managing urban poverty through informal sector expansion a case for small and micro enterprises in Delhi/Shipra Maitra. 16. Housing finance and the urban poor./V.K. Dhar. 17. Development policies for rehabilitation in Delhi a review/Sabir Ali. V. Suggestions for poverty alleviation 18. Suggestions for policy formulation/Amitabh Kundu Alison Barret Prodipto Roy T.M. Vinod Kumar and Indu Prakash Singh. VI. Concepts and a select bibliography 19. Concepts and definitions in urban planning and development a select terminology/Sabir Ali and R.S. Somi. 20. A select bibliography/R.S. Somi and Gurmeet Kaur. Contributors. In India over 30 per cent of the total population lives below the poverty line. Such a high degree of poverty highlights a serious dimension of the country's urban scenario also. The insufficient employment opportunities and poor income levels add to the miseries of the urban poor. They live in sub standard settlements like slums unauthorized colonies squatters pavements resettlement colonies etc. These settlements are considered to be the most filthiest in the world. Taking a serious note of the growing urban poverty the government of India spent hundreds of crores of rupees on implementing various schemes and programmes with no significant result. Urban poverty continues to be an area of major concern and unbeatable challenge. It was against this backdrop experts working on different aspects of urban poverty were approached to contribute articles expressing their views and giving their first hand experiences. The reading of this volume can be immensely useful to professionals government officials activists etc. who are involved in poverty alleviation programmes. 420 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60787

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Title: Dimensions of Urban Poverty

Publisher: Rawat

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

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"In India, over 30 per cent of the total population lives below the poverty line. Such a high degree of poverty highlights a serious dimension of the country's urban scenario also. The insufficient employment opportunities and poor income levels add to the miseries of the urban poor. They live in sub-standard settlements like slums, unauthorized colonies, squatters, pavements, resettlement colonies, etc. These settlements are considered to be the most filthiest in the world. Taking a serious note of the growing urban poverty, the Government of India spent hundreds of crores of rupees on implementing various schemes and programmes with no significant result. Urban poverty continues to be an area of major concern and unbeatable challenge. It was against this backdrop, experts working on different aspects of urban poverty were approached to contribute articles expressing their views and giving their first-hand experiences. The reading of this volume can be immensely useful to professionals, government officials, activists etc., who are involved in poverty alleviation programmes."

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