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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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The African Population and Health Research Center recently released a report showing that Nalrobi's slum dwellers pay more than residents of wealthy housing estates for water--and, as a result, use less than is adequate to meet health needs.
'What a city?' said the slum dweller happily, 'so many flyovers, so many bridges, so many projects.
"The announcement of the Technical Education and Skills development Authority (TESDA) to train and certify garbage collectors could lead to a loss of entrepreneurial spirit from slum dwellers who have been collecting garbage for money," said Carlito Badion, secretary general of Kadamay.
God will never forgive them." 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.
In a shocking incident of alleged police atrocity, security personnel had earlier on April 4 baton charged the slum dwellers during which several people were left injured.
DUSIB shall undertake rehabilitation of slum dwellers whereas DDA shall undertake housing demand for other urban poor.
In the past the CDA had made an attempt to shift slum dwellers from the city area to Alipur Farash, a suburb of the capital, where they had been allotted plots.
Chairing a meeting on the affairs of Capital Development Authority (CDA), he said provision of quality housing to the slum dwellers was a key component of government's housing policy, a Prime Minister Office statement said.
The premier said that the government would grant ownership to the slum dwellers.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] , March 7 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday distributed pucca house entitlement certificate to 10000 slum dwellers here under Awas Yojana.
The shifting of slum dwellers to high-rise buildings will be meaningless in the absence of basic facilities.