Ranjit Naik

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Ranjit Naik was a practising architect and founder of People's Participation Programme (PPP) in 1980, a NGO working implementing the slum rehabilitation schemes. A played an important role in setting up a colony for Banjaras in Mumbai, called Naik Nagar, Kurla (E), in 1972 and the Tanner's Colony, in Dharavi, Mumbai, for rehabilitating 500 tanner's families. In late 1970s he was instrumental in the rehabilitation of 550 building construction labourers at the colony called "Roma Banjara Tanda Co-op. Housing Society Ltd., at Mankhurd, Mumbai who had been evicted from the Janata Colony in the year 1976.