FIUPW Demanding Commitment for Urban Poor from Political Parties

Terra Urban टेरा अर्बन

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 be about 60% if we take into account floating urban population)[1]. As per reports of Planning Commission of India, cities contribute about 63% of country’s GDP. According to 2011 Census, one fifth of the urban populations live in non pukka houses. One third of the urban household (120 million people) in the big cities of India live in single room houses, with 3% having no room to them. Also, 19% of them have no latrine facilities inside their houses[2]. Almost one-third of population of an average city lives in slums and…

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I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on September 30, 2013, in Politics & Citizenship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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