History of evolving Alliance Partners
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In early years of 2000 the urban environment of orissa was quite disturbing, cruel with sudden/erratic eviction drives. This created a panic situation in the lives of poor, accumulated by constant devastations caused by the natural calamities eg. Cyclone, draught, floods etc.
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It was realized by the Alliance partners then to initiate Community empowerment processes to build initial resistance to the biased actions and attitude behind the officials in dealing the urban poverty issues. The officials had the usual bias that the migration being the major issue and forced evictions being the only answer to curbing migration or solving the issue permanently. Gradually it was sensitized by the Alliance that this is a natural outcome of sudden urbanization due to city expansion demands and displacement associated to massive infrastructure development projects
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It was imminent for the mahila Milan groups to have structure for a continued negotiation to bring a change in attitude and practices of eviction without trying to explore a systemic permanent and a win-win solution for the city as well as poor. Professionals of Sparc Alliance programme, associated with UDRC (today) involved in this process brought perceptible change in this and established formal link with national and international level slum dwellers federations and made officials exposed to current national level urban poverty debates and actions
» NFI, DFID joined hands with SPARC for local alliance building processes in supplementing its empowerment, capacity building strategies.

Then in 2006-07 a long standing conflict wake up to the extent of community/federation driven decision making process VS NGO management decision making process. This situation forced a team of majority of members renounce the earlier NGO to have an alternative setup named”UDRC” when there was a clear cut verdict from federations to staff associated, also moved out for a new era of ethical form of partnerships of mutual respect in shape of new platform of UDRC Alliance by joining the resigning majority members. All the donors and partners continued their support for the new front of working teams by honoring the value of decentralized, women led decision-making processes