Slum free India! – The Dream
A much-needed perspective on the need to upgrade slums. Even though land will be an issue and so will funding, this is a lot more doable than trying to rebuild all the slums in India from scratch!
Published by Human Settlement Management Institute under HUDCO in collaboration with UN-HABITAT, Habitat for Humanity on the occasion of world habitat day 2012. (October 2012 edition) http://hudco.org/writereaddata/shelter.pdf (Page 41)
Ever since the Hon. President has announced the vision for a slums free India, this has been the lime light of discussion in intelligentsias in the social and urban development field. One of the most shocking revelations was when Parekh Committee stated that 5 years is too less for this dream to come true; but the positive side to this was that 5 years was made as a first phase for realization of the dream. If a structured methodology is followed then this dream is quite achievable.
There are few myths that need to be broken off before we proceed, and there need to be a paradigm shift.
ARE SLUMS REALLY A BAD PLACE TO LIVE IN?
When we say slums…
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