Assembly of Informal Urban Workers – Lok Sabha Elections 2014
And this, interestingly, flies in the face of my previous post and highlights that the rhetoric is totally different from actual policies and schemes implemented on ground!
Informal sector and informal settlers are country’s largest vote bank but unfortunately their issues and problems largely remain politically and administratively neglected. In Delhi Assembly Elections, PRIA and FIUPW made sincere effort to highlight their issues and got assurance from major political parties to consider issues in their party manifesto. No doubt some of political parties had included issues in their respective manifesto. In the light of upcoming Lok Sabha elections, once again PRIA and FIUPW have collectively made an attempt to highlight the key issues of the urban informal workforce and raise some critical demands for their betterment in the form of an election manifesto. Main points of manifesto have been given below-
Identity, Equality and Social Security for Urban Poor
Urbanization has become a common feature of Indian society. Speedily changing situation of urban area is the matter of concern and attention.
As per 2011 Census;
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