Urban poor unaware of welfare schemes

The daily struggle of slum dwellers for getting basic amenities and the glaring deficiency in the reach of the much-touted urban poverty alleviation schemes as well as other programmes for welfare of widows, disabled people and destitute children were revealed during an awareness drive launched by two voluntary public service institutions in slum colonies.Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) members  interacted with the people residing at J. P. Colony in Vidyadhar Nagar zone and Baiji Ki Kothi slum in Jhalana Doongari area to apprise the slum dwellers of official schemes for housing, infrastructure development and social welfare.

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/urban-poor-unaware-of-welfare-schemes/article4020725.ece

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