Slums in Hyderabad

With 23%, Hyderabad has the second largest population of urban poor in cities of India. This means out of 100 Hyderabadis, 23 are living under the poverty line. They live in 775 notified urban slums in Hyderabad, with Indiranagar and Bushannagar having the largest concentrations. It’s a sobering thought that the growth of the urban poor in the city is directly proportionate to the economic growth of Hyderabad. Over the past decade, the Telangana capital has been buzzing with commerce which caused a continuing rise in the number of slums due to rapid urbanization and lack of effective urban planning. The total number of slum households in the metropolitan is somewhere around 0.5 million.

 

This increasing poor population live in grim conditions without basic civic amenities like safe drinking water and sanitation, which adversely affects their immune system and increases their vulnerability to infectious and communicable diseases like for instance tuberculosis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and dengue fever. Lack of public healthcare service and absence of health - seeking behaviour, further makes it challenging for the slum population to lead a healthy life. Shelter, food and public transport are not very expensive in Hyderabad which makes it possible for poor people to survive here, however it still remains nearly impossible to lead a life under humane conditions. Pro - poor policies and programmes exist and should reduce the numbers of people living below the poverty line, but unfortunately these do not reach down to those in need. The poor are not registered in many government schemes and so don’t get to avail of the benefits.

 

One possibility of helping to make the situation better for people living in the slum, would be to provide education and early childhood training, or to conduct awareness programmes on topics like health or other important issues. CMM has projects, like tuition centres and awareness programmes which strive to improve livelihoods of people living in the slums, in and around Hyderabad, for example in the Singareni Colony. Together we could potentially make a difference for future generations born in the slum.

 

Dear Friends,

 

we would be honoured by every penny of your contributions that shall directly impact a girl who is in a vulnerable situation dreaming of a safe future...

Would you be willing to contribute and join hands with us to make her dream come true?

 

Contribute Now 

 

Sincerely,

Bandari Jayamma 

President 



CMM-President Ms. Bandari Jayamma receives CII Woman Exemplar Award 2017 by the hands of Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India on April 27, 2017 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Chaithanya Happy Home Children activity being telecasted by Vanitha TV on May 18th, 2015

Ms. Bandari Jayamma, President of CMM, has been interviewed by TV5 News Channel, telecasted on December 21st, 2016

Testimony from a Beneficiary



 

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June 23rd. 2019

 

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