Sunday, July 24, 2011

"The Urban Predicament at Manohara River Bank"

Centre For Integrated Urban Development (CIUD) has organized talk programme in the topic of "The Urban Predicament at Manohara River Bank"  at Urban Dabali conducted by Compassion for Migrant Children (CMC) with the joint effort of Samudayik Sarathi.  Jonathan Hursh , Executive director and founder of CMC introduced the motto of CMC and vision of community shipping centre. According to him community center is envisioned as the platform as the need of community in holistic way which will try to build community relationship for the social change.
 Tara Bhandari, Chairman of Samudayik Sarathi presented his presentation on the findings of base line survey of Manohara Slum settlements. The survey was done on 416 households of the area. There were  69% indigenous, 23% others, 6% dalits and 2% minority group people settling down. People from 49 districts were migrated in this slum area majority from Khotang district. The majority people quoted the cause of their migration from their native places are unemployment. It has been found that majority of people are engaged in labour.
Participants from different organizations directly or indirectly working in the sect of urban areas, informal sector, woman rights and child rights, participant from the Manohara Slum area took part actively in floor discussion session.  Dilu Basyal, participant from slum, said that water and sanitation are  emerging problem of the area . She blamed the government that it is not being sensitive enough about the slum areas.   Prakash Chandra Amatya , Executive Director of CIUD, commented that slum and squatter areas are emerging threat of the world and Government as well as Non-Government Organizations should work hand in hand to solve the problems

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