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Assam floods: 26 lakh people affected as heavy rains cause deluge, Tripura, Meghalaya also affected

le in Assam and has affected the lives of nearly 26.5 lakh people. * At least 26 lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam * 10,000 people of two districts of Tripura have been rendered homeless * In Meghalaya, rising water-level in two rivers has life thrown out of gear for 1.14 lakh Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in north-eastern states of India on Monday as Brahmaputra river rose further due to incessant rainfall. Deluge h

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homelessness highlights the inequality behind GDP growth numbers -Debarati Bhattacharya

-The Hindu Business Line To tackle homelessness, the government should provide better incentives to developers to provide affordable housing Food, clothing and shelter are three basic human needs. Out of the three, shelter remains beyond the reach of 1.77 million people in India, accounting for 0.15 per cent of the nation’s population (Census 2011). Rights groups, however, say that the actual figure is at least three times higher. Conseq

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Are Tribal Votes Slipping from BJP in Madhya Pradesh? -Kashif Kakvi

pex court had directed state governments to ensure eviction of around two million tribals from forest areas spread across 17 states. The verdict can render 2.26 lakh tribal families of Madhya Pradesh homeless. However, the SC stayed its own order till July 2019, following massive backlash from tribals rights groups across the country. Please click here to read more.

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Urban Poor Have Set Agenda for 2019 Elections -Tikender Singh Panwar

-Newsclick.in It remains to be seen how many political parties pledge to protect the urban poor from eviction and homelessness and work for inclusive ‘Smart Cities’. Over 30 civil society groups consisting of slum dwellers, civil society organisations, women groups, other groups working amongst the urban poor, disabled women groups, street vendors, housing rights activists and so on assembled in Delhi on February 28 to set a new di

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Delhi govt plans to set up hostels for daily wagers -Atul Mathur

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Thinking beyond “rain basera”, the ordinary shelters for the homeless, Delhi government is now working on a proposal to set up working men’s hostels. Though at a conceptual stage, the hostels would provide dedicated beds to the working class in a dormitory with the provision of a community kitchen and recreational activities at a monthly rent of up to Rs 1,000, said sources. The hostels w

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Can We Build a Home for the homeless? - Tikender Singh Panwar

er day to their wealth. These startling figures make mockery of the principles and the growth trajectory in the country. However, the lowest in the ladder of the hierarchy of asset holders are the homeless and the shelterless in the cities. Dozens of people die every year in a city like Delhi because of the adverse weather conditions. According to the census of 2011, India has more than 1.7 million (17 lakh) More »

Probe blows lid off women shelter homes: 'congested jails, mentally ill rolling on floor' -Shalini Nair

s to set up one such facility, with a capacity for housing at least 30 women, in every district. Women who are victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, suffering from HIV/ AIDS, or rendered homeless due to domestic violence or any such reason can stay in these homes for a maximum of five years. During this period, the norms stipulate, they have to be made self-reliant through vocational training, provided counselling and any necessary medica

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The power of Kudumbashree -Brinda Karat

uildings, and anganwadi centres, and two lakh houses. Around 40,000 affected families received counselling and information assistance from Kudumbashree groups. To provide shelter to families rendered homeless by the floods, 38,000 Kudumbashree members opened up their own homes. Kudumbashree members also donated ?7.4 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. This scale of voluntary relief work by women is quite unprecedented by any stan

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For 8 days IAS officer toiled at Kerala relief camp without revealing who he was -Ramesh Babu

nd Nagar Haveli, Gopinathan applied for leave but the administration has marked the time he spent helping at the camps as an official tour. The Kerala tragedy, which left over 400 dead and 13 lakh homeless, saw several young officers like Gopinathan brave bad weather and the threat of epidemic to engage tirelessly in rescue and relief work. Kerala’s food safety commissioner Rajamanikyam was seen carrying sacks of rice, Thrissur collector TV A

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