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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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Earlier, Government authorities had asked slum dwellers to evacuate and said their food and healthcare would be looked after.
said the slum dweller happily, 'so many flyovers, so many bridges, so many projects.
This well-intentioned impulse to help slum dwellers into better housing, however, has been carried out with rather disastrous consequences throughout history.
To make a difference in the lives of these slum dwellers, the Robin Raina Foundation is presently building 6000 concrete homes free of cost, for the slum dwellers of Bawana, Delhi - the largest slum charity project undertaken by any organization in India, without government help.
Slum dwellers have monopolised the lowly activity of earning money from garbage collection.
Notices The railways defended its act saying three notices had been served to the Shakur Basti slum dwellers, the first in March 2015 and then on September 30 again.
Hundreds of slum dwellers have been rendered homeless, and at least 15 persons were reported were severely injured after the baton charge.
Kolkata, Apr 9 ( ANI ): Slum dwellers in Kolkata staged a protest on Monday against the police baton charge.
Suddenly we saw fire and smoke emanating from the shanties, and managed to run away with our belongings," said Kalu Yadav, a slum dweller.
We always remain in the grip of fear that our houses can fall on us at any time, said Arshad a slum dweller.
350 shanties were gutted," said Sunil, a slum dweller.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Mission, saying it will serve to meet the promise of protection and welfare of slum dwellers by offering low-cost houses along with basic amenities like pipe water supply, electricity, concrete roads, drainage and community centre.