ABIDe meet on urban poor


Suggestions from various quarters of the society were put forth on a draft plan for uplifting the urban poor with a holistic approach. Citing its guiding principles as replacement of practices of involuntary displacement, evictions and demolitions, the draft policy seeks to provide a comprehensive legislation for the protection of the city’s poor. The policy further aims at organising a single interdisiciplinary civic body to address the problems of the slum-dwellers and the homeless in the City.

Social audit of funds

ABIDe Vice-Chairman Ananth Kumar said the organisation will moot a social audit of funds allocated to various civic agencies, towards uplifting the society’s weaker sections. He added that the task force will try to get the developmental funds into a non-lapsable account for the benefit of the poor.

“ABIDe will be intervening on a series of issues in the government policies directed at uplifting the urban poor,” he said.

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