ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CALCUTTA-The Human Fail-Out

The Human Fail-Out Kalyan Chaudhuri THE Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority has recently put out a 195-page cyclostyled survey report on the pavement-dwellers of Calcutta. The survey has been conducted by a team of 56 social workers. It accepts the fact that there were 48,802 pavement-dwellers in the city in 1971 according to the census report. The individual census slips for the pavement-dwellers were not made available for selecting a statistical sample to the surveyors by the census authorities; and it is perhaps next to impossible even if these were available to identify the pavement-dwel- with the slips.

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