Informality and Poverty: Urban Landscape of India's North-East
Ray, B. Datta & Das, Gurudas (Eds.)
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Book ID : 23360
ISBN-10 : 81-8370-044-6 / 8183700446
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8370-044-3 / 9788183700443
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xvii, 292p., 4 Figs., 91 Tables, Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- I. Urbanization and informality: 1. Urbanisation and Urban growth in Northeast India/Mahalaya Chatterjee. 2. Urban labour market and informal sector: a study on North-east India/Shyamalendu Chatterjee. 3. Informal sector in India's Northeast: migration, competition and conflict situations/Gurudas Das. 4. Nature of the Urban informal sector in Shillong with special reference to roadside pan-shops/J.W. Lyngskor. 5. Urbanisation and service-led growth/Nripendra N. Sarma. 6. Urban informal sector and underemployment/P.M. Passah. 7. Urbanisation, poverty alleviation and the role of informal sector: the case of North-eastern states of India/Amalesh Banerjee. 8. Child labour and poverty issues: a study in Guwahati city/Mini Bhattacharyya Thakur and Rupa Das. 9. Informal labour market: a case study of domestic workers of Kokrajhar town/Sujata Bhadra. 10. Female marginalisation in the informal labour market: the case of Barak Valley of Assam/Ruma Paul. II. Informality and poverty: 11. Multi-dimensional aspects of poverty in North-east states/Saswati Das and Chaiti Sharma Biswas. 12. Roots of Urban poverty: a note on transformation of entitlement relationship/Gorky Chakraborty. 13. Elimination of Urban poverty in North-east: a reachable Goal/H.K. Mazhari. 14. Urban poverty: issues and challenges/D.R. Das. 15. Poverty alleviation approach to HIV/AIDS control: a study of the Urban Slums in Assam/Shabeena Yasmin Saikia. 16. A sociological study of Urban poverty in Shillong/Surojit Sengupta. 17. The impact of poverty on social institutions of Slum Dwellers in Guwahati/Upala Barua. 18. Urban poverty: an appraisal of Slums in Shillong/P.K. Ryngnga. 19. Slums and "culture of poverty": a case study of Jayashree Harizan colony of Guwahati city/Ujjal Kumar Sarma and Indrani Barpujari. 20. Poverty alleviation programmes in Shillong: a note/Sumana Paul.
Industrialization-urbanization equation can hardly explain the growth of the urban spaces in most of the developing regions of the world in general and the underdeveloped areas within them in particular. The process of urbanization in such cases can best be explained in terms of social, political and demographic forces rather than the forces of economics. Contributions in this volume have made an attempt to understand the nature of growth of the urban areas in relatively underdeveloped north eastern region of India where urban spaces, being grafted primarily due to the spread of the administrative centers, are devoid of any strong economic raison d'etre, and hence informal sector has become the predominant source of urban livelihood. Attempts have been made to unravel the nexus between informality and poverty that reinforce each other in the urban labour market. Special efforts have been made to study the slums where urban poverty has been concentrated. As the management of slums has become an integral part of overall urban administration, a number of contributors have pleaded for a better deal for the underprivileged slum dwellers.