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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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Sources said the Delhi Government would get the land vacated only after the NHAI assures adequate compensation to the slum dwellers.
Literacy rate is found to be comparatively higher in the slums which are notified, regularised and close to the city centre (Mai De Jhugi, Partab Nagar, Fire Brigade, Malik Pura, Muslim High School, Tariq Abad) and low in those which are not regularised and situated away from the city centre (Bishan Singh Wala, Gharib Abad, Pull Tariq Abad, Girga Ghar, Railway Phatak, Malkhanwala, old water works and Madan Pura) while it is moderate in those which have been regularised and found at moderate distance from the city center (Chowk Choudhry Floor mills, Bahadar Singh Wala and Manawala sq.
If the city is extending then government should provide substitute place to poors for residence before demolishing the slums.
While in the slums in the West the incidents of an individual or his or her children moving up on the economic ladder is a rarity; such upward economic mobility is an everyday occurrence in our katchi abadis.
Through community participation the slum people are encouraged to use tube well, bore well and pipe water for drinking and cooking purposes.
The slums (Katchi Abadies) were emerged in different time periods and locations.
The issues like how collective action problems are addressed within the slum, the role of caste or community organisations operating in the slum, role of local leaders and political contacts are specifically focused in this paper.
It is never in doubt that the slums live up to its reputation as the vote-bank of powerful politicians who tend and foster these informal settlements to advance their poll prospects.
Large numbers of women living in the slums reportedly die during pregnancy and the post-partum period.
A group of women who were locked in a cycle of poverty in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, have been given new lives in Dubai, thanks to the Maria Cristina Foundation.
The slums of India are not a recently discovered phenomenon but came into focus when Danny Boyle's 2008 blockbuster, Slumdog Millionaire, appeared at the box-office to enthrall audiences across the globe.
But the slums are just such a crying image of misery" that the government has made them a priority, she said.