Government officials say there are easy, streamlined procedures for the poor to avail special schemes meant for them, but the experience on the ground in Bengaluru suggests otherwise. Where are the gaps and can they be plugged?
Citizen Matters, in an effort to feel the pulse of the Janata Dal (Secular), spoke to M S Narayan Rao, who is currently the Bangalore city President of JD(S). He also heads the Bangalore manifesto drafting committee of the JD(S).
New Years may come and go, but for Aisha and her lot in Ejipura’s slum near Koramangala in south Bangalore, getting water is an ordeal each day. In a world where jobs matter for everything, she had to leave hers.
In part two of a series on Bengaluru’s urban poor, Citizen Matters speaks to slum-dwellers of Krishnarajapuram’s Rajiv Gandhi Nagar. Caught in a legal tangle, these residents are on the brink of losing their homes.