The Hazards Centre (an NGO), a special unit of the Sanchal Foundation, was set up in 1997 to provide professional and community services to various labour organisations. The centre specializes in locating and alleviating “hazards” the communities and labour organisations face on quotidian basis. The centre undertakes research work to provide ideas to combat conflict situations regarding labour for larger social groups and focuses mainly on research, training, publication, communication, and assistance for various campaigns. It also encourages community organisations to carry out their own research and helps them to implement policies and their analyses. The centre assists a wide range of groups and organisations mainly in urban areas on diverse issues of development policy, planning and practice such as land and housing, health, sanitation, transport, water, electricity, environment, education, governance, and livelihoods across the country.
About the Collection: The collection comprises mainly reports, analyses, pamphlets, booklets, and posters issued by the Hazard Centre for various environmental awareness issues, and industrial & urban resettlement programmes. These include An Environmental Examination of the Jaunpur Relocation site, A people’s Housing policy, A report on deaths in Bawana Resettlement Colony, A report on the Field visits to Holambi Kalan Phase–II, Citizen’s campaign for preserving Democracy, Health at whose cost?, Delhi Metro Rail, Restructuring and Efficiency, The Case of Delhi Transport Corporation, and A Report on the Status and Services of RMPs in Delhi. (Catalogue available)
Donor: Dunu Roy