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Jul 06, 2017
The myth of the 'urban poor': Gayatri Jayaraman continues specious argument in a new bookGayatri Jayaraman's 'Who Me, Poor?' is a continuation of the ideas she expressed in her BuzzfeedIndia essay about the 'urban poor'
Jun 17, 2017
Narendra Modi government's Smart Cities Mission is 'anti-urban poor', says CongressThe Congress has said that the Narendra Modi government's Smart Cities Mission has failed as the urban poor have been neglected under the scheme
Apr 19, 2017
Mamata Banerjee in Odisha: Trinamool Congress to field candidates in 2018 state urban pollsTrinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that the party will field candidates in the 2018 Odisha urban local bodies elections.
Sep 01, 2016
Samagra and Mobikwik launch 'M-Gullak' for the urban poorDigital payments platform MobiKwik and Samagra, an NGO serving urban poor, on Thursday launched "M-Gullak" to promote the habit of savings among them.
May 09, 2016
Buy now, save later: The modern affliction of urban povertyThe urban millennials are negotiating with the commodified experience of everyday life.
May 06, 2016
Firstpost Poll: Are 'urban poor' entitled milennials or victims of consumerism?So what do you think about the urban poor? Are their problems worth thinking about?
Apr 23, 2015
India's richest state, Maharashtra, needs over $200 bn to house its poorestMaharashtra, India's wealthiest and most urbanised state, needs more than $200 billion in fresh investment by 2022 if it is to solve a chronic shortage of affordable housing in its fast-growing cities, a report by consultants KPMG found.
Sep 20, 2014
What Rohit Shetty doesn't get: We need to have domestic slum toursA walk through a slum would be quite educative to the non-slum residents. The enormity of a struggle of a life in hovels comes alive.
Jul 07, 2014
Another poverty line, a new controversy: Here's a formula to fix the problemThe poverty line based on the Tendulkar formula had come under attack across the spectrum because, according to it, only those spending less than Rs 1,000 a month on a certain basket of goods and services in urban areas and Rs 816 a month in rural areas would be considered poor.
Jun 20, 2013
Poorest of poor in Indian villages survive on Rs 17 a day: SurveyAccording to the data, which relates to 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent population on the bottom rung had an average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of Rs 521.44 in rural areas and Rs 700.50 in urban areas.