New Delhi, May 23, 2012: The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that as ‘Land’ and ‘Colonization’ are State subjects, it is the primary responsibility of the States to provide housing and sanitation facilities to all the economically poor and marginalized families belonging to the Scheduled Tribes including those who are not even listed in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Index.
Basic Services in Urban Slums of Delhi- A Baseline assessment of four slums in Delhi
Aarambh, with support from WaterAid, successfully introduced sanitation to Satnami Nagar, one of the oldest slums in Bhopal
For the first time, India aims to combine a survey of the population living below the poverty line with information about caste and religion, providing hard data to support or undermine the widely held perception that for many Indians, social background limits economic opportunities.
According to the Times of India, the central government will distribute questionaires regarding "caste and religion" the upcoming census of the number of Indians in the below poverty line (BPL) category, likely to start in July.
Unfortunately, women are the victims of poverty. The reason behind it is that, most women are not direct earners. The dwellers in poverty-stricken areas do not have adequate sewerage system. Safe water is scarce. Many people spend nights in a single room or two. They cannot afford basic needs like food, clothes, house, education and health-care. Even whatever they can afford is of poor quality. They do not get a balanced diet, nutrition or medicare facilities.
Original Query: V. Kurian Baby, Socio-Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala
Posted: 3 August 2006
Reforms in water and sanitation (watsan) sector have by now become institutionalized through: (a) pilot testing of alternate service delivery models by donors and GoI in selected locations and subsequent scaling up into programmes such as Swajaldhara and TSC across the country; (b) evidences of community acceptance, confidence and credibility in genuine reforms (c) demonstrated willingness to pay for assured, reliable and quality water services demonstrated at community level and (d) vesting watsan governance as a desirable responsibility to PRIs.
Original Query: Vijaya Saradhi Atluri, Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad
Posted: 20 April 2006
Byrraju Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about a tangible improvement in the quality of lives of the rural underprivileged. We are currently working in 150 villages across five districts of Andhra Pradesh, India and impact nearly 1 million rural lives. Our programmes include a water treatment plant, constructed by contribution from NRI and 50% by contribution from foundation. Plastic cans are used to deliver water and sold at 1.50 to 2 RS. Per liter and enough is recovered to pay for O and M cost of the plant.