Appa Jappa Garden, Kalasipalayam, Lal Baug
Micro-community that runs independently of the rest of the settlement
Community Composition: Migrants from Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh
General Description: Appa Jappa is a small slum settlement part of a larger settlement
that is spread over 4 lanes, in the heart of Bangalore near Lal Baug. This is a micro-
community that is comprised mainly of migrants from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
The residents of this area have demarcated their lane as a community and are not
connected in anyway to the the residents living in the rest of the slum in the other 3 lanes.
The people here work as mechanics at auto-repair shops and tyre remoulding workshops
of which one is based at the end of the lane. The women mostly work in garment export
companies. One side of the street is lines with 2-3 storied pucca houses and only a few of
the houses here are made of asbestos sheets.
25 out of the 60 households have private sanitation whereas the rest use a public toilet
that has 4 stalls each for ladies and gents for which families pay Rs. 10/week. Everyone in
the community apparently pays up on time to the caretaker.
Top Reasons to Choose This Location/Unique Aspects:
●A community where people are rather oblivious to the communities around them and
have little or no interaction with them, a reason for this maybe that the residents of the
next lane are primarily Muslims and thus of a different community.
● This small slum is self contained with its own grocery store, temple, church, food vendors
and toilet facility
● There are industrial workshops at the end of the community and it would be interesting to
see how the residential and industrial co-exist.