Director: Bankim; Producer: Films Division
Duration: 00:14:10; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 162.721; Saturation: 0.044; Lightness: 0.510; Volume: 0.142; Cuts per Minute: 10.509
Summary: 23% of India's 700 million population lives in 3400 urban settlements with
population ranging between 5000 to 9 million. The influx of rural population
into the cities in search of jobs has resulted in the sudden growth of squatters'
settlements and a continuous congestion of slum areas. It is the metropolitan
cities that have experienced the maximum pressure of environmental
degradation. This film shows various schemes introduced under the late
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's 20 -Point Programme for urban environmental
improvement and housing. Project Shelter was undertaken for rural housing.
The target under the 20 - Point Programme was to provide house sites to 14.5
million landless families by 1985.