In 2012, we had the opportunity to work with the Urban Development and Housing Department for the Rajiv Awas Yojna – addressing Slums and Housing in Sikkim. We were part of the Technical Cell from CURE (Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence)comprised of :
Mr. Siddharth Pandey, Mr. Subham Mishra, Mr. Sourav Gupta, Ms. Pushpanjali Pradhan, Ms. Sunaina Chauhan and Mr. Prashant Pradhan. The team was led by Mr. Raj Narayan Pradhan and in coordination with Ms. Renu Khosla from CURE.
Bhanugram, a slum, part of the Diesel Power House Ward was identified as the Pilot Project where we had to work with the community and come up with a proposal. This involved a detailed Socio Economic Survey in order to identify the needs for housing. In the process of the study and analysis, we found that there were problems that went beyond the realm of just providing housing. Issues of tenability, ownership, and domicile were soon identified as the overriding factors that would determine the proposal.
The post below is a summary of the presentation made for the purposes of preparing the Detailed Project Report for the Pilot Project.