Kya Hua Tera Wada….

By Deepika Pandey, Asst. Programme Officer, PRIA

Telibandha slum area in Raipur (C.G) was selected under second phase of BSUP sub-mission of JNNURM for in-situ development. On 18th April 2011 the dwellers were shifted to Boriakala from Telibandha with a promise by their Didi the Mayor of Raipur Smt.Kiran Mayi Nayak that within 1 year all of them will be shifted back to Telibandha  in the BSUP apartments  which will be constructed in “Monolethic cement concrete” (g+3) manner by the RMC.  The slum dwellers became ready for displacement from Telibandha to Boriakala without any resistance, into the accommodation allotted to them purchased by RMC. The allotment was done through lottery system. Municipality laid this transition as an achievement and won many appreciations from the Government. Now one year has passed but Municipality has still not established even the substructure for the dwellers for bringing them back.

Patrika newspaper in Raipur has traced this story of Telibandha. It can be read at http://epaper.patrika.com/c/136186 or see the clipping below.

Is it just one of the many examples of our ‘unaccountable’ governance institutions towards the urban poor?

 

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2 thoughts on “Kya Hua Tera Wada….

  1. Manoj Rai April 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Not only unaccountable but insincere, insensitive and inhumane governance. But it is great to know that people are coming together to ask for accountability of seemingly unaccountable ones. How to sustain this engagement of urban poor over a long period as folks in government with very big ego often ignore such gatherings, treataing them as one time/selsome event. Congratulations Deepika! for bringing this issue to larger forum.

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