Urban Poor in India: A Case Study of Kolhapur City
Therefore, the Government of India has made various acts but the coverage does not extend to the workforce of those are engaged in the unorganized sector. Though this section is so large, it is highly scattered and therefore, first step to access social security is to organize and unite them. The present scenario does not apply only to India but other developing countries also.
Therefore, this research paper focuses on 120 urban poor who are working in the unorganized sector and live under the below poverty line and consequently are living in the slum area. The existing structure of the slums in Kolhapur City indicates that there are forty declared slums and sixteen slums are unauthorized. Out of these, eight slums have been selected on cluster method and the researcher has found that, they do not any social security.