Promoting Basic Service to Urban Poor: An Community Social Work Perspective

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Dr. N. Rajavel , Dr. R. Selvamani


In India needs effective policies and programmes to address the increasing number of slums in the urban areas particularly in big cities, inadequate basic infrastructure and facilities, inadequate availability of protected water supply to the urban poor, and underlines the significance of urban development programmes.  The present research analysed theoutcome of basic service to urban poor, from the perspectives of the beneficiaries, socioeconomic background of the beneficiaries of basic service to urban poor housing, and to suggest suitable social work interventions to improve their conditions. By conducting a survey 271 JNNURM Phase-1 beneficiaries in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu and proportionate in simple random strategy was adopted in selecting the samples from the population. This will help to evaluate the beneficiaries, whose housing condition was poorer before implementation of the basic service to urban poor, continue to experience lesser urban quality of life even after the implementation of the schemes. The independent samples t-tests were applied to tested hypothesis. The results revealed that there is statistically significant difference in the service to urban poor beneficiary respondents perceived lower levels of quality of life. However, point that is emphasised here is that the Social Work Intervention should at primary and secondary method of approach to improve the basic service to urban poor.

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