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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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Women, Slums and Urbanization: Examining the Causes and Consequences.
'Upgrading the slums means creating more accommodation for the teeming population of the state.
Sacks of plastic waste arranged outside a factory in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum in Mumbai Image Credit: AFP
The recent Bollywood movie "Gully Boy" also gives the slum a new look with a coming-of-age tale based on the lives of street rappers.
ISLAMABAD -- The planning wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has identified two more sites for construction of flats for slum dwellers.
The idea to build new five million units is attractive, but overlooking the existing slums of mega urban cities will be a major disillusionment to the 45pc urban population living in inferior conditions.
Those children who live in slums have lot of tensions regarding their parents and their own lives.
He further asked that the government and Kenya Power consult often because illegal power connections was one of the main causes of fires in slums.
The blaze broke out from one of the shanties before spreading throughout the slums, according to Fire Service officials.
Why, I wondered, do Filipinos continue to live in slums, year after year, one administration after another?
He pointed out environmental pollution as another problem and health hazard in the slums and assured that the authority was initiating steps to curb the pollution and plant trees.