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MASHAL has compiled a Slum Atlas for Pune, India. Compiled over a two year period, the Slum Atlas is a docket of 15 booklets that provides analytical information of the demographic, Socio-Economic profile, Housing infrastructure provision and rehabilitation status of slum pockets in Pune. One booklet covers Pune City and rest 14 booklets detail Pune’s 14 administrative wards. The detailed Demographic information included in the Atlas make it a reliable reference document for professionals, academic institutes, social marketers, bilateral.

Funding organizations, micro-finance institutes, real estate companies, political representatives and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments of various corporations. The vast potential of Slum Atlas has already been witnessed by the Urban Community Development (UCD) department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for the identification of target groups for welfare programs.   



MASHAL undertook the housing study for Pune Municipal Corporation to help the policy makers and urban planners to modify existing Development Plan of old PMC area. This study was proposed to help PMC for addressing housing issues in the city as a whole.
The economy of the Pune city has been transformed. The technologies have changed. PMC’s budget has multiplied many folds. To make Pune more functionally efficient it is necessary to widen its roads, to redesign its residential areas by removing insanitary conditions and decongesting some of the old wards. For sound planning of the congested parts of the city it is necessary to know the magnitude of congestion besides locating the pockets of congestion. In other words, it is necessary to know the ages of all structures in different wards and to know the extent of mixed uses of housing in a ward. It is also necessary to know per capita availability of living space and the extent to which facilities like bathroom, latrine, direct municipal tap etc. are available to the residential areas in different wards in order to plan for their improvement. This information which is essential for social planning of the city was collected through a well designed and comprehensive sample survey studying the housing conditions.
MASHAL has now prepared report on housing Scenario for PMC area that will help initiation of appropriate housing policies and implementation strategies to enable housing satisfaction for PMC area over next 20 years.


MASHAL has accomplished the task of preparing reports on the environment of different cities in Maharashtra as asked by their governing bodies. This report documents the existing situation of the city in terms of its demography, infrastructure, environment and related issues. Beginning with the preparation of first of its kind for Pune Municipal Corporation in 1995-1996, it has successfully prepared the Environmental Status Report for the Corporation of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad for 1996-1997 and for Nanded, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval , Navi Mumbai, Bhivandi , Sangali Miraj ,Kupvardand others.