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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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According to him, with the recurrence of building collapse, the need to embark on the upgrade of the slum areas in the state becomes pertinent.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is planning to build flats for the slum dwellers of France Colony (F-7) and 100 Quarters (F-6).
Mostly when people migrate from one place to another then they face a life of slums; as they have no place to live so they moved towards the slum areas.
Reports said firefighters recovered the bodies of two children from a canal near the scene of the slum fire in the capital's Mirpur-14 area in the wee hours of Thursday.
During his meeting with GIZ and officials of the Slums Development Fund Saturday, Madbouly said: "We are currently working on speed up the implementation of the projects."
year-old man being shot in Locals pu cades, s anh put up barricades, started fires and hurled home-made explosives and bottles after the o dy of o uglas Rafael da ab D Silva Pereira was discovered in the slum.
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.
The slums have various definitions and pattern of appearance in various parts on the surface of globe [1].
Existing literature revealed that the social network based on kinship, caste, religion and region of origin are the fundamental basis for social organisation in the slums and as such they provide the building blocks for group and organisational activities among the poor.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh stated that inputs provided in the report will be of great use to the Central, State Governments and various stakeholders for improving the conditions in the slums. ( ANI )
Moreover, gangs of unsocial elements flourishing on the contrasting 'political largesse' in evidence in the slums frequently threaten a disciplined living.
Large numbers of women living in the slums reportedly die during pregnancy and the post-partum period.