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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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When the police raided the slum where the suspect lived, he was missing from there, the SHO sated.
It shows grand-old party's concern for the slum dwellers.
Kenya can easily copy the Kibbutz model and do away with slums and unemployment.
We would like to extend the same to other schools and players based in other slums in Nairobi and promote those talent.
The initiative called Chal Rang De (Let's give colour) aims to transform the face of the city and turn urban slums into art canvases that not only change the outlook of passers-by but also create a positive emotion among residents.
I will protest against any cultural activity which goes against our Indian culture,' said the slum dweller smiling, 'especially anything to do with our woman folk being defiled.
For this reason, a meeting was convened in Bellagio, Italy to identify optimal ways countries can distinguish slum from non-slum urban areas in national censuses and surveys.
The government is committed to provide slum dwellers pucca houses at the same place under the policy of ' jaha jhuggi wahan makan'," Tiwari told M AIL T ODAY .
Slum settlements have been a major cause for concern for urban planners of the city, which has the highest growth rate of over 13% in the country.
Not all slum residents have been as enthusiastic as Bayada about leaving behind their communities and seeing their old homes demolished.
Prince Charles and Camilla previously visited New Delhi's Govindpuri slum in 2013.
Here is the chance to find out, as BBC2 is looking for people willing to be transported back in time to the harsh conditions of the 1860s' slums.