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Housing Rights and Decent Work in Maharashtra

Housing Rights and Decent Work in Maharashtra’s Cities: Making SDGs work for the urban poor.

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity for subnational and national governments to address the growing vulnerabilities of urban poor communities. This paper explores patterns of urban governance in Maharashtra and identifies key challenges linked to informal housing and informal work vis-à-vis the overall ethos of the SDGs. Through an emphasis on the heightened need for inclusive urbanism in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper draws attention to a few fundamental changes that are necessary for the achievement of the 2030 agenda in its intended spirit. These include advancing government-led action to i. Ensure land and tenure security while addressing the housing question; ii. Enable greater access to social security for informal workers living in cities….

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