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Massive Urban Renewal underway for Poor in India

"In an effort to deal with rising urbanization and urban poverty within the country, the Indian government has recently bolstered efforts to provide low-cost urban housing."

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Strategic Foresight Group, Asian Horizons, Issue No: 6, August 2010. Page 4.


• ‘World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision Population Database’.

• ‘National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy 2007’. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty
Alleviation, Government of India. < http://mhupa.gov.in/policies/duepa/HousingPolicy2007.pdf> • ‘India: Promoting Inclusive Urban Development in Indian Cities’. Asian Development Bank.
October 2008. <http://www.adb.org/Documents/TARs/IND/41609-IND-TAR.pdf>

• ‘Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation: New Initiatives’. India Current Affairs. 31 December
2009. <http://indiacurrentaffairs.org/housing-and-urban-poverty-alleviation-new-initiatives/>

• ‘India's urban poor need 40 mn houses, 500 health centres: ASSOCHAM report’. InfoChange India. 3 January 2008. <http://infochangeindia.org/200801236839/Urban-India/News/India-s-

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"Health Cities" in India for quality, affordable health care

Dr. Devi Shetty has brought open heart surgery to India’s untreated poor through massive economies and scale in health delivery. In 2001, Dr. Devi Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH) heart-hospital in Bangalore, which has grown to perform more surgeries daily than any other hospital worldwide, to a broad population including India’s untreated poor. Now he plans to build massive “health cities,” hospital complexes which can deliver high-quality, high-volume health care at affordable prices.

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Delay of National Urban Health Mission a major setback for urban poor

In early 2010, the Indian government announced the delay of a major initiative to provide affordable health services for the urban poor, dealing a huge blow to the slum dwellers without social safety nets and stuck with a strained and fraying healthcare system.

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