Demands of the urban poor remain unheard

‘Ministers visit us only when they need votes‘ The Karnataka government has promised to provide slum-dwellers basic facilities like housing, electricity and water,  but many of their demands remain unfulfilled.  The government’s Basic Service to Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme aims at providing seven basic amenities and services to the urban poor, especially slum-dwellers — security of tenure, […]

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As water stagnates in potholes and garbage, mosquito menace rises

Nobody comes to clear trash, complain citizens Citizens in several parts of Bengaluru say the mosquito menace is increasing due to accumulation of  rainwater in potholes, empty vessels and coconut shells. They blame the government for its negligence. Rajendran Prabhakaran, a social worker and resident of Rajendra Nagar, informed The Observer: “My wife was admitted […]

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Most children living in slums drop out of school, do odd jobs

Girls found to study only up to class 3 Children in various slums of Bengaluru attend school but only a few make it to higher education. The Observer noted that most schools near slums impart education only till grade seven. Children, especially girls, find it difficult to continue their education after grade seven. Laxmibai, 24, […]

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