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Development meaning for Urban Planners

Definition of Development for Urban Planners

Since the 1950s and 1960s, development is understood as an economic concept that applies economic and technical measures to efficiently use resources to provide economic growth and improve peoples’ living conditions (Rabie, 2016). Amartya Sen hints development as “capabilities in having the freedom to choose between different ways of living”. So is the consensus on …

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Identification and Classification of BPL in India – Evolution & Critique

Identification and Classification of BPL in India – Evolution & Critique

Introduction India has long-discussed the issue of poverty. The conventional approach of measuring the poverty line in India has been the estimation of minimum expenditure (or income) to buy basic necessities of livelihood although the interpretation of basic needs varies across dimensions such as socioeconomic status, governmental benefits, employment status etc. The Expert Committee headed …

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Rural Poverty in India

Identification and Classification of BPLs in India – Criteria, Justification and Effectiveness

Background and Introduction India has legacy of high incidence of poverty and thus considered important aspect of development. The discussion on them had a back history right after independence starting from first organized committee in 1977 by YK Alagh, which set the mark of poverty line at INR 49.9/- as per the market prices of …

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Average monthly expenditure of India

The need of revisiting “Food, Clothing and Shelter” as basic necessities for survival

Background 680 million Indians (56 percent of population) lack the means to meet their essential needs states a research done by McKinsey Global Institute in 2014. The Basic Needs Approach is an approach which helps in the measurement of absolute poverty and deprivation in underdeveloped and developing countries. This approach to development gives importance to …

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Plan & Mission

Construction of individual toilets under SBM through Slum Level Federations (SLF)- Case of Andhra Pradesh

Govt. of Andhra Pradesh is the first state to declare all Urban Areas as Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 2nd October 2016. A total 2,27,863 individual toilets were constructed by GoAP of which 1,12,362 toilets were constructed through Slum Level federations (SLFs). Engagement of SLF for toilet construction resulted in achieving the target set by …

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Urban Governance

Urban Governance in India: Emerging Challenges and New Approaches

The pace and growth of urbanization in India pose enormous challenges to urban governance. The institutional features in a country like India facilitate the cities to deliver a better quality of life to its citizens and generate an environment that is capable of sustaining rapid growth. Though planned urbanization is needed for the industry and …

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Glocalization

Glocalization: moving from Local to Global

Globalization is a social process. It is also shorthand for the discourse that organizes and makes sense of what is happening. The phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” has been used to describe the global trans-boundary nature of environmental issues and the need for concerted local action to address them. Any distinction between global and local …

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