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Importance of Effective Policies to Manage Urban Poverty

Many of the good things that happened in India, have happened in cities. Many social and medieval issues have been effectively broken in the cities. Cities provide an opportunity to remodel India based on good principles. Cities are central to inclusive growth of an economy. They improve the economic...
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Major sources of Vulnerability, According to Poor

Lack of enough work or employment Lack of skills for alternate employment Lack of assets Economic risks Illness and disability Natural disasters Social position Excessive spending on social functions Indebtedness Domestic violence Source: Urban Poverty in India
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Urban Poor’s Access to Basic Services

Various studies show: 1.Urban poor are usually denied legal connections of basic services such as water, sewerage and electricity due to lack of security of tenure. 2.Most urban poor receive less than 40 litres per capita per day of water supply. 3.Illegal water connections often crudely done, leak and...
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Types of Vulnerability of the Poor

Economic Vulnerability: Irregular/casual employment, low paid work, lack of access to credit on reasonable terms, lack of access to formal safety net mechanisms, low ownership of productive assets, poor net worth, legal constraints to self – employment. Social Vulnerability: Low education, lack of skills, low social capital/cast status, inadequate...
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