Through the Red Tape

Urban Resource Centre


Every budget session, the Indian Government allocates crores to the poor. These are to be distributed via various governmental initiatives. Unfortunately, because of the bureaucracy and the illiteracy of the poor, only a sprinkling of these funds reach their targets. Most of these funds remain untouched year after year.

To make the best use of the allocated funds, we’ve created an Urban Resource Centre (URC) within these slums. The objective of the URC is to bridge the gap between these available initiatives and the poor. We have full time employees who assist the community members of the slum to realise the privileges available to them, equip them with the knowledge and the paperwork to gain these benefits.

Our vision for the URC is for the residents of the slum to navigate the system on their own in the hope that they will be able to find the resources for many years to come.