Slum upgrading and women's empowerment: The experience in Titagarh, West Bengal

@article{Das2006SlumUA,
  title={Slum upgrading and women's empowerment: The experience in Titagarh, West Bengal},
  author={Aparna Das},
  journal={Social Change},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={67 - 83}
}
  • Aparna Das
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Economics
  • Social Change
Titagarh's slum upgrading experience demonstrates that social pressure and lobbying, particularly by women's groups, can be very effective in controlling rents, even when there is no legal contract between tenants and landlords. To inculcate a sense of ownership amongst the community, organisations were created to supervise the construction processes and the post-operation and maintenance of the assets created under the programme. Both tenants and landlords were represented in these community…