Reading Development

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Urban poverty: its challenges and characteristics

Terra Urban टेरा अर्बन

By Nidhi Batra

Poverty has many dimensions ranging from Income poverty, Education and health poverty, Tenure security, Financial Insecurity, Personal insecurity and social and political exclusion or dis-empowerment Entrapped in all of the above dimensions, we know that urban poverty is an ‘issue’ that needs to be addressed. We also know that the development community needs to ‘tackle’ this issue together with the citizens, but we also know that this development community is struck with challenges in even ‘understanding’ urban poverty.

Below is just a list of some of the aspects that make urban poverty a unique challenge for the development community and needs a re-oriented approach to address urban poverty issues on ground.

  1. To begin with, most development professionals have been trained and have worked and continue to work on issues of rural development, livelihood and governance. Panchayati Raj system has seen the much needed focus and attention…

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This entry was posted on Thursday, 11 April 2013 by in Politics and rights.

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