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ERIC Number: ED016882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE INDIAN SLUM, A CASE STUDY (IN SLUMS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, EXPERIMENTS IN SELF-HELP, BY MARSHALL B. CLINARD. NEW YORK, THE FREE PRESS, 1966/139-278).
CLINARD, MARSHALL B.
THE DELHI PILOT PROJECT IN URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DESIGNED TO STIMULATE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP, AND SELF- HELP ACTIVITIES TO ALLEVIATE SLUM CONDITIONS, WAS INITIATED BY THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (AIDED BY FORD FOUNDATION GRANTS) IN 1958. SLUM DWELLERS WERE ORGANIZED INTO--(1) VIKAS SUBHAS (ZONE COUNCILS) OF 15-100 FAMILIES, (2) VIKAS MANDALS (CITIZEN DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS), 250-400 FAMILIES, (3) VIKAS PARISHADS (NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS), 1,500-4,000 FAMILIES, AND (4) MAHILA SAMITIS (WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS). TEAMS OF TWO ORGANIZERS (LATER VOLUNTEERS) EXPLAINED THE SELF-HELP PROJECT THROUGH DOOR TO DOOR INTERVIEWS. STIMULATED BY SMALL GRANTS, SLUM DWELLERS POOLED THEIR MODEST RESOURCES TO PLAN AND CARRY OUT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING ADULT LITERACY CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES RANGING FROM PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH, SANITATION, AND RECREATION TO THE CONTROL OF DELINQUENCY, GAMBLING, AND PROSTITUTION. BY 1965 THE DELHI PROJECT HAD INVOLVED OVER 150,000 PEOPLE IN THE COUNCILS AND OVER 300,000 IN COMMITTEES. IN ITS OVERALL OBJECTIVES, THE PROJECT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REASONABLE SUCCESSFUL. IN 1965 AN INDIAN NATIONAL PROGRAM OF URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WAS ADOPTED, PATTERNED AFTER THE PROJECT. (THIS DOCUMENT IN PART THREE OF SLUMS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BY MARSHALL B. CLINARD, AVAILABLE FROM THE FREE PRESS, NEW YORK. 140 PAGES.) (AJ)
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Identifiers: INDIA; India (Delhi)