Samvaad 2: Do we know our communities: Dharampura Camp story

Speaker: Ms. Megha Gupta, Project Coordinator, CURE

Dharampura Camp is low income settlement situated along a railway line in East Delhi and came up during the 70s. The talk revolved around the complex social fabric in the area and brought out the various socio-cultural elements in the community. The talk also brought to light the spatial segregation observed in the community upon religious and caste lines and how it was reflected in the resources owned by the various groups. It was observed that the valmiki community in the camp had cleaner spaces and more resources than other community. The talk also explored the various activities and occupations people were engaged in. The talk concluded with the various points for working in such a complex and challenging community fabric.