In a few words, describe what living in a slum in modern day India might be like?
In India, an estimated 65 million people live in slums, which are areas with poor housing conditions and inadequate access to clean water or sanitation. Slums often lack access to basic services such as education, healthcare and sanitation, as well as infrastructure like roads and electricity. The government of India has taken some steps to improve the living conditions in slums, but much more needs to be done.
Living in Slums in Modern Day India
Slums: Areas of a city with overcrowded, poor housing and lacking basic services such as sanitation and education. Modern Day India: The world's largest democracy, located in South Asia. Population of more than 1.3 billion with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. Poverty: The lack of sufficient money or resources to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.
What are your thoughts on living in slums in modern day India?
- It's a sad but necessary way of life.
- We should find ways to improve the conditions in slums.
- It's a problem that should be solved as soon as possible.
- It's not a big issue and should not be a priority.
More than one-third of India's urban population lives in slums, making it the second largest slum population in the world after Nigeria. India's slum population is estimated to be over 65 million people, which is larger than the population of the entire country of Canada. The slums in India often span multiple generations, with some families living in the same area for over 40 years.
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