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Environmental Situation of Slums in India

Sabir Ali (Author)
Synopsis The present book is a pioneer work in the field of human environment with special emphasis to the slums existing in the metropolitan cities and the various towns of the country. The book elaborates major factors adversely effecting quality of life with the emphasis on sanitation situation analysis. The pay and use toilets, old community toilets and their effect on human environment discussed at length as case study in towns of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi etc. The book suggests workable methods for the improvement of the poor environment. "The book will prove as a unique study to the professionals, planners, managers, municipal engineers and other persons interested in keeping cities clean and environmentally healthy. Written with a deep practical insight the book is a must for all dealing with urban development and improvement.
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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 Environmental Situation of Slums in India
Author Sabir Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176580198
length xvi+252p., Tables; Figs.