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Profiles in Development

Amar Nath

About 1.5 million people live in the slums of New Delhi, often without access to safe shelter or clean drinking water. As CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, 2009 MIDP graduate Amar Nath is charged with creating a plan for relocating slum dwellers and providing them with basic services such as water, sanitation services and electricity.

“Seeing the slum residents living in good houses is the most rewarding part of my work,” Nath said. “This change transforms their lives, not only the present but of the generations to come also.”