e work in Bhopal, the state capital of the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
Within the larger mandate of working with with the working class populations living in bastis and shanties in the city, we have been focusing more on tribal populations. Usually forming a cluster of 80 to 120 households within a larger basti, Bhopal has several tribal communities who have migrated into the city. Their vulnerabilities and poverty persist in various forms, including the living conditions as well as attitude from the outside world. Gonds, Agariyas and Pardhis are the predominant groups we have been engaging with.
Muskaan works in the following bastis in Bhopal :