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Environmental Perception of Slum Dwellers

Shagufta Jamal (Author) B. Hema (Author)
Synopsis The slums not only create environmental pollution through their unorganised and unsystematic waste and sewage disposal, congested and unplanned houses as well as through unethical socio-cultural habits and values, but the slums are created only on already polluted places due to people's lack of conscience in occupying unauthorised land at almost no cost. Increased pollution and the slums have been the major concern of today's government for any urban development planning. The environment can not be pollution free unless the dwelling community perceive the need for it. It is, in this respect, necessary to know how the dwellers of an area perceive their environment. This study on environmental perception of slum dwellers conducted in South Delhi provides how the slum dwellers perceive their environment in respect of air pollution, water pollution housing environmental pollution, personal hygiene pollution, noise pollution, light pollution and cultural pollution. This information will help in developing a realistic plan for managing and solving the environmental pollution problems of the area by seeking the participation, commitments and will of the dwellers. Unless the slum dwellers are aware of and conscious of the harmful effects of environmental pollution, nothing much can be done to improve the conditions of the slums. Hence, an educational programme can be launched based on the findings of this study for making them aware and conscious of the consequences of environmental pollution.
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About the author

Shagufta Jamal

Dr. Shagufta Jamal is professor and Head, Department of Adult & Continuing Education & Extension, Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi. She worked as Research Associate in Ford Foundation funded project at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. She also worked at Indian veternary Research Institute, Izatnagar in the Division of Extension Education. She has been honoured with the Young Scientist Award in 1998 and ISEE Fellow National Award in 2003 by Indian Society of Extension Education. She has written 4 books, namely, Women in Dairy Development, Technology Integration through Agro-Eco System Analysis, Participatory Rural Appraisal- A Training Manual and Environment Perception of Slum Dwellers and over four dozens of research papers in national and international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Perception of Slum Dwellers
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170999537
length xii+118p., Tables; Figures; 22cm.