Madurai Slums Keel Madurai 2009

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Madurai Slums Keel Madurai 2009

  1. 1. WELCOME<br />
  2. 2. Keel(East) Madurai<br />PRESENTATION ON SLUM VISIT<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />2<br />
  3. 3. We neglect our cities at our peril, in neglecting them, we neglect the nation. <br />-John .F.Kennedy<br /> <br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Presentation by Saravanan…<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />4<br />Group Members 1.Veerathirumagan <br />2.Muniyandi<br />3.Raja<br />4.UshaPriya<br />5.Muthumari<br />6.Pandi<br />7.Sridhar<br />8.Vairamani<br />9.Rubert <br />1<br />7<br />9<br />6<br />3<br />2<br />8<br />4<br />5<br />
  5. 5. What is a slum…?<br />Urbanization poses several socio-economic and environmental problems for cities in India and one among them is the rise of slums. A slum represents a habitat unit with defective physical, social, and economic living conditions<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />5<br />
  6. 6. MYTH: Relocating slum residents to housing projects on the outskirts of the city solves the slum “problem.”<br />                  <br />REALITY: Resettling slum residents far from their original homes and job opportunities is not usually viable. The economic and social disruption costs are too high. <br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />6<br />Slum Relocation<br />
  7. 7. &quot;Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won.&quot; <br />Dr LEE Jong-Wook, <br />Director-General, <br />World Health Organization.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />7<br />
  8. 8. About Keel Madurai…<br />Keel Madurai is located near kamarajarSalai<br />It is one of the smallest slum in Madurai.<br />Consists of 83 families<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Education…<br />The children in the slum study in the near by Corporation school.<br />Mostly they don’t go for higher education because of financial constraints.<br />Awareness on education is very low.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Employment…<br />Generally men work as coolie on temporary basis.<br />Women work as domestic maids to support their family financially.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Health status…<br />No visible health hazard or malnutrition.<br />But due to their low income and living conditions there are chances of unbalanced diet, which may lead to malnutrition and associated diseases.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Sanitation…<br />No separate toilet facility.<br />Corporation has constructed a common toilet.<br />But it is not used properly.<br />People themselves have constructed a toilet for them.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Water Facilities… <br />Only non drinkable water is available<br />Access to purified water is less.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Major disadvantages in a Slum<br /><ul><li>In addition to their primarily informal-sector</li></ul> incomes, the residents of these settlements suffer from multipledisadvantages:<br /><ul><li> public services are inadequate,
  15. 15. access to healthcare, education and socio-political decision-making processes is limited
  16. 16. and the protection of public security is seldom guaranteed bypublic authorities.</li></ul>Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />14<br />
  17. 17. Streets in the Slum…<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />15<br />
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  20. 20. For a long time, the neglect, eviction or forced resettlement ofinformal settlers was the only response of developing countries tothe continuing urbanization process. <br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />18<br />
  21. 21. There is now aninternational consensus that comprehensive improvement of theliving conditions in informal settlements (slum upgrading) is necessaryin order to create conditions for long-term poverty reductionand to gradually raise the quality of life in poor neighborhoods.<br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />19<br />
  22. 22. “We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care.”<br />Kofi Annan,<br />Former United Nations Secretary-General <br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />20<br />
  23. 23. Thank you <br />Slum Visit- Keel Madurai<br />21<br />

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