Accepted paper:

Denied rights in the Name of Development: A study in Chennai

Authors:

Lenin Raja (Pondicherry University)

Paper short abstract:

An increased level of urbanization is important for socio-economic development of the people and needs to be encouraged. However, we require more development planning to make it a meaningful one. But urbanization never includes the entire population in its growth.

Paper long abstract:

Denied rights in the Name of Development: A study in Chennai Declaration on Right to Development by the general assembly of United Nation on 4th December 1986, states that "Development is an in alienable human rights by virtue of which every human person and all people are entitled to participate in, contribute to and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized" (Adil-ul-Yasin, 2004) An increased level of urbanization is important for socio-economic development of the people and needs to be encouraged. However, we require more development planning to make it a meaningful one. But urbanization never includes the entire population in its growth. Crisis because of worst economical and agricultural policies made life uncertain. Survival question forces the people to migrate towards urban areas in search of employment. The urban poor by themselves neither afford to build house or spare the hard earned money for stay. So they make their staying shelters in vulnerable locations like river margins, water logged areas, road margins even if it is unhygienic and also an area prone to flood and accidents. "Recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions." S. Lenin Raja Ph. D Research Scholar Department of Anthropology Pondicherry University lenin.red@gmail.com

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