Sri lanka

Sri lanka

The slum is close to the beach but have good access to the rest of the city.Most of the people are working the the fishing sertors but even in this economic activities the cast power is really strong. There is a caste system that makes the upper caste feel more privileged. For exemple in fishing only a particular caste group is allowed to practice the occupation ie the MBCs, who are identified as the Most Backward Communities. The SCs who are the Scheduled Caste group, are not allowed to go fishing, whereas they are only allowed to do menial jobs like net-picking and pulling out fishermen boats. As a result, they take up other jobs like tailoring, auto driving etc. There is no school inside the slum but 80 schools in the corporation zone.

Bangladesh

Tetultola slum

The slum is located inside the town. There are good communication network. Long time ago Chandu Mia, Shokhor Ali, Hazrat Ali and Ahad Ali came and started to live here during 1947-1948. At the time of the partition they were basically farmers and worked in this land for the crop. In the early 1970s, people from the different parts of the country, especially from Comilla and Noakhali came here to live permanently. Today, migrants are arriving continuously. The main reasons for these new arrivals are financial crisis and natural disaster such as a flood.

India, Bangalore

Lakshman Rao Nagar slum

Laxman Rao Nagar (L. R. Nagar) slum has been selected for the field study area of the proposed project for conducting pilot experimental action research. Located about 7 km from Christ University, L. R. Nagar slum is part of the Koramangala cluster of slums, which is one of the biggest slums in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The slum is characterized by a multi-religious and multi-lingual community made up of Hindus (52%), Muslims (17%) and Christians (31%). People of this area are generally migrants from different parts of Karnataka and neighboring states, such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The population of this slum is roughly 18,000 with approximately 2,300 families.

India Chennai

S.S. Puram slum

These slum is situated inside the town. It is easy for people to move and have access to communication network (bus, road, etc.). People have migrated several years ago (atleast three generations) from the rural areas to the city in search of work. Most of them belong to the lower caste groups who are victims of the push-pull factors that are primarily socio-political in nature. The cast system is really strong in this slum and some family are more advantaged than other in term of slum location and house material quality. There is no school inside the slum but 80 schools in the corporation zone. wage earners and work as menial workers

India Siliguri

Durga Nagar slum

Siliguri is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Of Siliguri Municipal Corporation’s total population of 509,709, more than one third (36.08%) of the people live in slums and squatter settlements (Census Report-2011, provisional). The city’s fast growing commerce and location attract migrants from almost all directions and from both within and outside of the country. There is a surplus of impoverished rural residents that are unemployed or semi-employed, and many are forced to migrate to the city in search of employment opportunities. Siliguri, being close to the international borders with Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China (Tibet), attracts a large number of people, including both political and economic refugees, from those countries.

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