Resettled or Un-settled? : Displaced communities in Bawana region of North-West Delhi from the Social Work Perspective
Keywords:Bawana, relocated, slum, Delhi, Social Work, Community
The present study is aimed towards exploring the politics of resettlement by studying the quality of life in the resettlement colonies where the displaced communities from yamuna pushta were forced to settle down for the last eighteen years. In the name of development, the urban planners failed to give justice to this evicted families as the eviction forced an unending challenge of livelihood and quality of life that adversely affects these families even till now. Based on data collected from around 150 families through mixed methods research, this research highlights and underlines how unsettled the policy of resettlement is in real terms and its consequences over marginalised communities were interpreted through discourse analysis. Also, this research suggests that inclusiveness and integrated-ness in schemes of resettlement will only be meaningful if and only if it is for the welfare of socially and economically vulnerable sections, in accordance with the Independent India’s constitution and its mandate.
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