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Managing Urban Poverty

Sabir Ali (Editor)
Synopsis It is estimated that one billion poor people live with inadequate shelter and with minimum poor basic services in the urban settlements like slums, squatters, unauthorized colonies, resettlement colonies, urban villages pavement dwellers, Harijan bustees etc. in India, over 30 percent of the total population lives below the poverty line. Such a high degree of urban poverty highlights a serious dimension of the country’s urban scenario. The insufficient employment opportunities and poor income levels added to the miseries of the urban poor considerably. It is true that the Government of India took a serious note of the growing urban poverty and spent hundred of crores by implementing various schemes and programmes with not significant result. Urban poverty continues to be an area of major concern and unbeatable challenge, mainly due to poor management of the whole poverty issue. The editor is of the opinion that the upgradation of managerial skills of the personnels involved directly or indirectly in the poverty considerably if not completely. Keeping this in mind, experts working on different aspects of urban poverty were approached to find out the ways and methods necessary to manage urban poverty effectively and in true sense. They have successfully delivered the desired results through their views and first hand experience. The reading of this volume can be immensely useful to those who are involved in poverty alleviation programmes lke professionals government officials, activist etc.
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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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Title Managing Urban Poverty
Author Sabir Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1s ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176580333
length xvii+531p., Maps; Tables; Figures; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.