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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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Mrs Jarley was not proof against the poet's insinuating manner, and Mr Slum entered the order in a small note-book as a three-and-sixpenny one.
Commenting on the celebration, Amin said Egypt is far from celebrating because the government does not consider slums a fundamental problem.
PSUP has to be part of the overall strategy of tackling slums and we will consider increasing even more our financial support because it is a Programme that is helping cities to deal with slums thus upgrading their capacity to deal with urbanization , he concluded.
The apex court also sought the details of daily books and cases lodged against the slums dwellers in various police stations of federal capital.
In first phase, illegal slums in green belt of Sector I-10/3, H-10/4 and H-10/1 were targeted and green belt of Sector I-10/3 and H-10/4 has been completely cleared.
The Delhi government has urged the Northern Railways to suspend demolition action against encroachment on its land and sought five years, time to relocate the slums.
06, 2015 - HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Tuesday in the rural commune of Ech-Chellalate (Prefecture of Mohammedia), two urban projects to relocate 2,274 slum households in Labrahma I and II hamlets.
NS) has said that it has expanded its Gramodaya scheme in Delhi by including more slums under the project, The Economic Times has reported.
Police began an ambitious programme in 2008 to drive gangs from slums.
There has been widespread concern about the billions going on sporting events in a country where millions live in slums.
He made the promise on Thursday during a meeting with residents of the Mare complex of slums, who expressed fears of police violence and human rights abuses.
In fact, our katchi abadis are abodes to the most vibrant part of our population while people living in the slums in the West are said to be mostly lethargic.