Shelter Homes:

‘Home’ Homelessness is one of the most pressing social problems today.

A shelter home is a place to take refuge or a temporary arrangement if you are in urgent need or emergency. People who are vulnerable or homeless or are in an emergency situation, they can approach their nearest shelter homes. Governments have recognised organisations and provided assistance to set up and run shelter homes for children, women and other people, who are in need of care and protection.

Shelter homes provide protection, services, resources, which enable a person to recover from abuse, the violence to rebuild ones self-esteem, increase awareness and understanding related to gender – based violence.

But the reality of Shelter Homes is something else. Shelter Homes are turned into horror homes. when the government announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, India was served a fierce reminder that its cities are, by design, exclusionary. Millions of workers around the country were left cashless, hungry and in many instances, homeless. Many of them set out for their villages hundreds of kilometres away – on foot.

Several state governments introduced measures to force desperate, unemployed migrants into shelter homes. But these measures were inadequate even as stop-gap alternatives, let alone as effective policy strategies. They not only underestimated the scale of the crisis, but strongly suggested the state’s unpreparedness or unwillingness in finding a more viable solution to the sudden problem of large-scale homelessness.

Indian cities must focus not just on the shortage of shelters and housing but on what kind of housing is required, and where. The government must allot more funds to helping slum dwellers build better quality houses, on the plots where they are currently located. India must treat its urban poor with respect and dignity, both of which they have never received. Since housing is central to dignity, the country must develop newer strategies of inclusion. India must create conditions by which its migrant workers actually enjoy living in cities.

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.

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