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Urban Poverty in India: Issues and Policies

M.D. Asthana (Editor) Sabir Ali (Editor)
Synopsis Urban Poverty in India takes stock of the present poverty scenario in India. It is divided in sections headlined issues and policies, women as marginalised subset among the urban poor, access to basic services, shelter for the urban poor, eradication and spatial distribution of urban poverty & urban poverty and Dalits. It attempts to identify workable practical measures to tackle urban poverty effectively. The problems requiring attention of urban planners, policy makers, technocrats, administrators, researchers and the academics have been covered in the book.
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About the author

Sabir Ali

Sabir Ali did his post-graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University and specialization in "Town and Country Planning" from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (Deemed University). He has worked on a number of research assignments in India and abroad for about two decades now. A Geographer-Planner by profession, the editor has contributed a number of articles in research Journals. He has several books to his credit, the notable among them being Slums Within Slums, Socio-Economic Status of Scavengers, Modernizing Urban India, Environment and Resettlement Colonies of Delhi, Low Cost Sanitation in Uttar Pradesh, Environmental Scenario of Delhi Slums, Major Problems of Delhi Slums, Urban Poverty in India, and Environmental Situation of Slums in India. In his assignment abroad, the editor formulated and executed the Nisma Master Plan for the Department of Architecture, Municipality of Gharian, Libya in 1983. There he also supervised the work of foreign consultants of Republic of Ireland and Poland on behalf of the Municipality of Gharian and prepared layout plans, master plans and sub-regional plans of 29 settlements. At present, he is working as Senior Fellow in the Council for Social Development, New Delhi and the visiting faculty of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Urban Poverty in India: Issues and Policies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176580228
length x+496p., Tables.