ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Growth of Slums and Hutments in a Metropolis Like Pune

Growth of Slums and Hutments in a Metropolis Like Pune H K Paranjape AN important reason for the growth of slums and unauthorised hutments in cities like Pune is the lack of any advance planning regarding the creation of employment opportunities through the setting up of industrial units, When new industrial states and areas are planned, industrial licertcjes for locating new units in the new areas, or for the expantion of the older units, are granted, and various other facilities for the setting up or expanasion of industries are provided, no preplan- ning about the area from which the work force for thaw develep- ments will come and how and by whom they will be housed is done. The assumption apparently is that a significant proportion of the work force will come from the villages and townships Which already exist and which have a number of unemployed persons. Therefore industry is located in these areas so as to provide employment to the unemployed inhabitants who already have their own housing. The question of providing new housing is therefore not supposed to arise.

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