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Lok Awaas Yatra - Southern Region

by Bhairab Giri Goswami last modified 2010-12-21 14:23
The fifth Yatra through the southern Region is being organised between 17th – 21st December 2010 covering Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Yatra large scale delivery of housing and habitat through local action. Ranging from proactive efforts of panchayat leaders, local groups as well as state machinery, the yatra includes experiences on the use of new and renewable energy sources for habitat and attempts to draw lessons from the linkage between habitat and livelihoods. The Yatra thus visits projects within the context of post -disaster rehabilitation as well as mainstream development context. It also visits centres  promoting the development and commercialization of low energy and alternate construction technologies.

The yatra will conclude in a regional seminar at Thiruvananthapuram  on 21st December 2010 that will identify key enablers for enhancing the quality of rural habitats in the southern states where a reasonable degree of success has been achieved in terms of local governance. Key partners for the Yatra are Maithri, Habitat for Humanity India, Trust for Village Self Governance, Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies and Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation.
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