Our Projects


Develop meaningful and effective policies and interventions to address the needs of the urban homeless through research and action. We work in the following areas –

  • Health
  • Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Citizenship Rights
  • Basic Needs

Sankaran Centre for Policy and Research

  • India Exclusion Report
  • Research Studies on vulnerable and highly excluded groups and public goods.

Ram Narayan Kumar Centre

  • Peace building efforts in areas affected by communal violence through citizenship rights, livelihood opportunities and community engagement.
  • People’s Archive of Communal Violence – A comprehensive archive including citizen’s reports, judicial inquiries, first hand testimonies and press reports on communal violence from Independence to the present.

Centre for Equity Studies

The Centre for Equity Studies (CES) was founded in August 2000 by Prof. Ghanshyam Shah, Prof. S. Parasuraman, Prof. Jean Dereze, Mr. N C Saxena and Mr. Harsh Mander. In October 2001, it was registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860. It is an autonomous institution engaged in research and advocacy on issues of social justice. It seeks to enquire into the nature and causes of social injustice and inequity and to collectively, through research and action projects, find methods of moving towards a more equitable world.