Urban Poverty Reduction Strategy in Select Cities

Submitted by nanda on 24 July 2014 - 6:22pm

Urban Poverty Reduction Strategies (UPRSs) for 11 cities have been prepared under the GOI-UNDP Project on National Strategy for the Urban Poor. These eleven cities comprise of two mega cities (Kolkata and Chennai), three cities with 4 million plus population (Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad) and five cities with 1 million plus population (Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune, Indore) and Ambala (a non-JNNURM city for an alternative perspective). The main focus of the UPRS was to improve the living conditions of the urban poor and advance their quality of life. Thus the study lays emphasis on sub-sectoral strategies that are aimed at leveraging resources for addressing the needs of the urban poor, promote urban poor participation in the UPRS, and promote pro-poor institutional reforms.