Report by Bhaskar Pradhan, Bhubaneswar : Right to housing/shelter is human right as recognized by Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Nearly 15 per cent of the population of Odisha lives in urban areas which is the lowest among the major States in the country. With growing urbanization people from rural areas are migrating to cities in search of livelihood. Every year their number has been increasing which demand habitations with basic infrastructure.
The increasing urban homelessness, poverty and poor quality of living of people in slums have been a matter of concern for inclusive urban development added the dignitaries here today on the issues of homeless people organised by The Anasangathita Sramika Manch, Odisha here at Red Cross Bhawan, today .Panellist like Smt. Kasturi Mahapatra, Chairperson, OSCPCR, Ms Snehanjali Mohanty, Member, State Women Commission, Odisha, , Sandeep Chachra, National Advisor – Homeless, with commission of Supreme Court, India , Regional Manager of Action aid Debabrat patra , programme manager of action aid Ghasiram Panda, CCWD secretary sadasiv Swain and Meghana Kinner also spokes on this occasion .