Urban Resettlement and Sustainable Urban Development –Comparative Case Studies in Hyderabad

Andekar Sreenivas


The article deals with cases of displacement and resettlement in the city of Hyderabad. There is a description of how the displacement occurred and later the problems of the displacement and related aspects. Today large numbers of people live in the cities but do not have any entitlements. These people are called as informal dwellers as they live in the so called slums. “The existence of a slum means the authorities have failed,” says the World Bank. Specifically Hyderabad has 17.43% of slum population”. This population has no rights or entitlements and they reside in public places. The major cause for population displacement has been the projects undertaken to promote development at different level for different reasons. Displacement for development is the process of physically uprooting large Urban Resettlement and Sustainable Urban Development –Comparative Case Studies in Hyderabad section of people from their land, economy, resources and culture. The ideology of development is used to strengthen inequitable social relations in society, through the acts like displacement. This phenomenon needs a different approach as they are also part of the society and they too have all the rights to have a dignified life. The data is analyzed through SPSS and graphs are also generated through SPSS. With the explanation of each of the case, a comparative description is given with regard to demographic data, social stratification, political affiliation, religious status and such other things.

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