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In India, between 25% to 40% of city-dwellers are estimated to live in what are euphemistically called informal settlements. However, a slum need not remain a slum forever(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

In Indian cities, the quest for dignity

By Renana Jhabvala
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:25 AM IST
Many cities still subscribe to an unhelpful policy which enjoins that the people living in “unauthorised” colonies are not eligible to get water and sanitation from the city, although they are “authorised” citizens, holding ration cards, working in the city and contributing to its economy.
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A dalit man in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has been living in a toilet allotted to him under the Centre’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission after cyclone ‘Fani’ razed his kutcha house to ground(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A dalit man in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has been living in a toilet allotted to him under the Centre’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission after cyclone ‘Fani’ razed his kutcha house to ground(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Odisha man, family living in toilet after cyclone Fani razes house

By Press Trust of India | Kendrapara (Odisha)
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Rendered homeless, Khirod Jena (58), a landless daily wage earner in Raghudeipur village, has been living in 7 feet x 6 feet toilet along with spouse and two grown up daughters.
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