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slum

a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding
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Slum

An overcrowded, dirty, neglected, unhygienic area of decaying buildings normally inhabited by economically disadvantaged people.
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slum

An area within a city characterized by deteriorated buildings, unsanitary conditions, and high population densities.
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Whereas promises to rehouse the slum dwellers were once dismissed as a merely a bad joke, today there is guarded optimism.
The population of slum dwellers in some of the world's largest cities--Bombay, Bogota, and Cairo, for example--now outnumbers the population of people living in formal housing.
'I will protest against any cultural activity which goes against our Indian culture,' said the slum dweller smiling, 'especially anything to do with our woman folk being defiled.
" While no other party has ever stood with the slum dwellers, the BJP is the only party to have chosen its candidate from the weaker sections.
Slum dwellers have monopolised the lowly activity of earning money from garbage collection.
A PRIME land in the Capital worth ` 6,000 crore and the railways cannot afford to let slum dwellers sit on it.
Cuttack, June 14 ( ANI ): A slum eviction drive turned violent here after police resorted to baton charge on slum dwellers.
Kolkata, Apr 9 ( ANI ): Slum dwellers in Kolkata staged a protest on Monday against the police baton charge.
Apparently, we will use all these sites to accommodate a maximum number of slum dwellers.'
They said sanitation system is a big problem in the slum areas and good sanitation system should be created for slum dwellers in cities.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said high-rise buildings would be built in the federal capital to provide efficient housing to the slum dwellers, under Naya Pakistan Housing project.