The condition of people living in slums of Delhi is poor; they have to struggle for the basic needs. The Government of Delhi and some of the NGOs are working to improve the living standard of people living in slums of Delhi. The Govt. of Delhi launches various schemes and also gives various subsidise programs for the slums. The Government provide funds to the NGOs who work for betterment of slums. The Govt. of Delhi has formed a separate department ‘Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board’ which works to improve the condition of slums in Delhi.
Some NGOs like Sakshi, and Pahal work for betterment of the slums of Delhi. Sakshi works for Education, Health and Community Development which they believe are the areas of great importance and deserve to be the focus of attention. Sakshi also runs various programmes to make low-literate youth employable and empowering women. Over the last eighteen years, Sakshi has grown to 120 centres and managed to carve a path to a beautiful life for thousands of marginalized young children, women and communities.
The other NGO is Pahal, It is a national level non-profit organization working for the welfare of underprivileged children and women. Most of the areas where they are working have acute poverty, lack of basic facilities, rampant unemployment. It is working in the field of education, healthcare, and livelihood to improve the condition of deprived living in poor condition of slum cluster of Delhi/ NCR and in rural areas. It organises free health camps under our healthcare programme which aims to take comprehensive health care services for the most underprivileged population in remote rural areas and urban slums in Delhi NCR. They provide the primary healthcare, health & hygiene awareness, HIV/AIDS Awareness. They provide financial assistance to poor patients, scholarships to students, financial assistance for marriage of poor girls etc.
The Government of Delhi has decided to grant waiver on interest of loans for those people who were allotted residential flats under a scheme launched in 1985. In the scheme, the Slum and Jhughi-Jhopri Department had allotted 5,662 flats through draw of lots under the scheme. The allottees of 2463 flats were required to pay 25 per cent of the cost of the flat at the time of allotment and balance in 180 monthly instalments at low interest rate.