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Dimensions of Urban Poverty

Sabir Ali (Editor)
Synopsis In India, over 30 per cent of the total population lives below the poverty line. Such a high degree of poverty highlights a serious dimension of the country’s urban scenario also. The insufficient employment opportunities and poor income levels add to the miseries of the urban poor. They live in sub-standard settlements like slums, unauthorized colonies, squatters, pavements, resettlement colonies, etc.  These settlements are considered to be the most filthiest in the world.  Taking a serious note of the growing urban poverty, the government of India spent hundreds of crores of rupees on implementing various schemes and programmes with no significant result. Urban poverty continues to be an area of major concern and unbeatable challenge. It was against this backdrop, experts working on different aspects of urban poverty were approached to contribute articles expressing their views and giving their first-hand experiences. The reading of this volume can be immensely useful to professionals, government officials, activists etc., who are involved in poverty alleviation programmes.
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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 Dimensions of Urban Poverty
Author Sabir Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600319
length xii+420p., Tables.