Consequent to the fast industrial development and urbanization, there is a tremendous growth in the number of urban poor in developing countries especially in India which is the main reason for the emergence of city slums. Today, more than one billion people in this world live in slums and in developing world one out of every three people in the cities live in a slum.

Slums are heterogeneous in nature and have informal settlement. A large number of government and non government development players stand for making Indian cities clean and slum-free through a proper resettlement.

It was in the year 2006 Chetanalaya laid foundation for the resettlement of slum dwellers by building houses for the homeless. It was with the aim to build low cost and earthquake resistant homes for the internally displaced people, Chetanalaya started the mission of making safe houses to rehabilitate internally displaced people of Bhawana and Bhalaswa.

Through the housing programme Chetanalaya lightens the lives of vulnerable section of society by providing dignity and security. Completion of 600 low cost houses is a milestone in the history of Chetanalaya.

The background of Chetanalaya’s foray into low cost housing was the internal displacement of urban population due to forceful evictions and their relocation to the peripheral areas of the city that are devoid of economic opportunities and civic amenities. The housing programme that started among the internally displaced communities in bawana has already been extended to other slums. The housing programme which is being implemented in partnership with different agencies are making a difference in the lives of thousands of people in the Delhi city slums.


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Skoch Financial Inclusion Awards seeks to recognize best practices from the banking and financial services sector for promoting inclusive growth and poverty alleviation from across urban and rural India.

As a part of the process, an Awards Committee was constituted, which comprises of senior professionals from BFSI, academia, government, industry and other stakeholders. Initial screening of the project was carried out on the basis of the information sought in the prescribed format. Additional information, if required, would be sought and may be supplemented with Skoch’s own research or the knowledge base of the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee then deliberates and decides on the awardees. The committee may also nominate projects that they feel should be in the consideration set.

Chetanalaya was conferred the award for LOW COST HOUSING. The award was received by the Director Chetanalaya Fr. Savari Raj on 5.1.2022 at Hotel Shangri-La-Eros. Ashok Road, New Delhi.

Fr.Savari Raj Director Chetanalaya receiving the award

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