Shared by Krishan Tyagi, State Coordinator PRIA Rajasthan
Empowering the poor also means to increase their knowledge and information about their own place of stay. Google earth is aptly doing that role. As seen in the case of Sangli in Pune, slum dwellers could see how their slums are spread and how far they are located from several amenities such as schools, hospitals, market and station with help of google earth. Thus they also agreed for relocation that has been planned within 2 to 2.5 kms from their current location under IHSDP.
Knowledge is definitely, power!
To read more see the clipping below from Dainik Bhaskar or click http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gis-google-earth-help-ngo-map-sangli-slum-dwellings/931134/1