The Online Indian Journal of Spatial Science (ISSN 2249 – 4316)
Slums as a Barrier to Urban Development in Kolkata—a case study of urban planning - Dr. Md. Julfikar Ali and Jaidul Islam
Slum is an integral part of urban life; urban development is not the phenomena keeping them aside. Slum dwellers are urban poor. In spite of a number of plan and policies implemented for their development what is actually achieved is the rampant miserable condition of slum life even in metropolitan cities of developing countries like India. One in six urban Indians lives in slum housing that is cramped, poorly ventilated, unclean and unfit for human habitation. Such true features like living of ...

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eTraverse, The Indian Journal of Spatial Science shall henceforth be known as the "Indian Journal of Spatial Science". It is a publication of the "Indian Society of Spatial Scientists" with Head Quarter currently housed at the "Department of Geography, Presidency University, 86/1 College Street, Kolkata, 700 073" and with permanent address at "SUMANGAL", 47 Bosepara Road, P.O. – Chandannagar, Dist. – Hooghly, West Bengal, India PIN – 712 136. It is concerned with all fields of geography, geology, social sciences, geoinformatics and other spatial sciences. It publishes "Indian Journal of Spatial Science" twice a year with Summer and Winter Issues each containing 6 or more Articles. It is primarily intended for the publication of research papers by the young and innovative scholars of geography and allied disciplines all over the world.


Prof. Ashis Sarkar (Dept of Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata)