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Bangalore has 13 shelters, when there should be 96

16 300x198 Bangalore has 13 shelters, when there should be 96 More than two years after the Supreme Court, on January 20, 2010, ordered the setting up of one shelter for the homeless for every one lakh people, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) appears to be nowhere near implementing the apex court’s directions.
With a population of close to 96 lakh, as per the 2011 provisional census data, Bangalore is expected to have at least 96 shelters for the homeless.

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India – Institutional poverty

In India homelessness is a pandemic. The caste system has lost a lot of influence in recent times but the poverty it created lingers on. In Mumbai, one of the richest cities in India, entire families live under overpasses and anywhere there is a space that has shelter from the rain. This is alongside luxury high […] Continue reading →