While india's economy continues to boom since the last so many decades and swachh bharat abhiyaan (clean india mission) entering into second year, it's 360 million poorest citizens remain among those living in some of the most dilapidated conditions in the world the slums have become the. Among the urban poor in india we see these new developments as huge opportunities for the urban poor, who constitute almost half of the urban population this photo-essay tries to capture the situation as it exists in india's urban areas particularly in slum and slum like areas with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene. For example, dharavi slum of mumbai – now one of the largest slums in india, used to be a village referred to as koliwadas, and mumbai used to be referred as bombay in 1887, the british colonial government expelled all tanneries, other noxious industry and poor natives who worked in the peninsular part of the city and.
Sample essay on the problems of slums in india what are slums they are the homes of the poor and their families, and provide the minimum shelter to the people. However, similar to other indian cities, its growth is marred by spatial and income inequalities according to official estimates, 1645 per cent of bangalore's 84 million population live in 597 slums the urban poor often live in government land though private and railway lands are occupied in some cases.