sSTEP (Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection )

Project Theme

Urban Poverty

Target Group


Project Period

01 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2015

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Globalisation opens up new opportunities for the world and at the same time it also carries serious risk for the urban poor. Reduction in availability of public services post liberalization, unbalance distribution of resources, knowledge and land amongst the population have often exacerbated the situation. International Forum for Urban Poor, 1996 argues that the poor not only experience a lack of income and access to assets and basic services, but also a devalued social status, marginalisation of urban spaces and degrading living environment; limited access to justice, information, education, decision making power and citizenship.

Guwahati in the state of Assam is one of the rapidly growing cities in India and the biggest in the north eastern part of India. Guwahati lies on the south bank of Brahamaputra at an altitude of 55 meters above sea level, with the latitude and longitude being 26010’45” (N) and 91045’ (E) respectively. The city's population is 2,602,465 (2011 census).

Impact by partner
  • Improvement in water, sanitation and hygiene situation of 3 designated slums through partnership with slum community, municipality and service providers in WASH sector. (WASH, Partnership).
  • Improvement and accessibility of quality health and education services, urban pro-poor safety net programmes for the poor children, women and men living in urban slums (Essential Services).
  • Build collective strength of women street vendors in Ulubari & Beltola market area by enhancing and securing working condition of poor women street vendors on the street of Guwahati city (Women Economic Leadership, livelihood)