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Many of the men living in Poorvideen Kheda Busti undertake menial work including richshaw-pulling.

Poorvideen Kheda Busti is an illegal colony of 173 households, from both the Hindu and Muslim communities. Being situated in the Uttar Pradesh capital of Lucknow provides employment opportunities but the community are vulnerable to problems associated with low wages, insecure employment and lack of tenure. Oxfam supports the Vigyan Foundation's work in this slum on livelihoods, secure housing, women and general slum conditions. Also access to social security and education. The Vigyan Foundation have also been encouraging all of those with whom they work to take part and be registered in the 2011 Census. There are an estimated 787 slums in Lucknow.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. India
March 3rd 2011
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Many of the men living in Poorvideen Kheda Busti undertake menial work including richshaw-pulling.<br />
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Poorvideen Kheda Busti is an illegal colony of 173 households, from both the Hindu and Muslim communities. Being situated in the Uttar Pradesh capital of Lucknow provides employment opportunities but the community are vulnerable to problems associated with low wages, insecure employment and lack of tenure. Oxfam supports the Vigyan Foundation's work in this slum on livelihoods, secure housing, women and general slum conditions. Also access to social security and education. The Vigyan Foundation have also been encouraging all of those with whom they work to take part and be registered in the 2011 Census. There are an estimated 787 slums in Lucknow.<br />
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Photo: Tom Pietrasik<br />
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. India<br />
March 3rd 2011