Major Slum Areas in Top Ten Cities of India

In these clean and green city of India, Due to rising population, the number of slum dwellers rising in Indian cities. Slums area always lack by some basic necessities of Life clean water, electricity and sanitation. The inhabitants are mostly rickshaw puller,sex workers, seasonal small vendors, house maid servants with a family income ranging from a meager Rs.1500 to Rs.3000. After a hard and low-earning working day, most of the men spend their daily earnings on homemade illicit liquor. Status of woman’s in slum is not respectful, they used to do prostitution to full fill their basic needs to survive. The slum population is constantly increasing: it has doubled in the past two decades. The current population living in slums in the country is more than the population of Britain.
List Of Top Indian Cities Living In Slums:

Dharavi Slum Mumbai

Mumbai “The Dream city” hold the biggest slum area in India known as Dharavi. Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, is spread over an area of 1.75 km along the Mahim river in central Mumbai. Dharavi is just one of many slum areas in city of Mumbai.

Bhalswa Slum Delhi

In”The Heart of India” the Slum population was considered as 20% of the total population of Delhi, It also has largest child labours. These slum tend to bank of river yamuna. Slum dwellers from various parts of Delhi have been resettled to Bhalswa. Delhi Government is thinking to launch a survey to prepare a data base of slum dwellers in the city to help them. Delhi has become one of the most unsafe Indian city for women, due to the large population and crimes.

Nochikuppam Slum Chennai

“The city of flyovers” has Nochikuppam slum with 1,300 huts where around 5 thousand people live below poverty level and they don’t have enough money for two meals a day.

Basanti Slum Kolkata

The City of Joy” Kolkata has slum area known as Basanti slum, it is one of the major slum areas in kolkata. One third of Kolkata’s population, lived in 2011 registered and 3500 unregistered slums.

Rajendra Nagar Slum Bangalore

“The garden city” Bangalore alone hold 570 slums form total of around 2000 slums in State. It is estimated that about 20% of Bangalore population reside in slums. The families living in the slum are not ready to move into the temporary shelters, saying it is unjust and risky to live under a flyover. As per the latest comments from people of Bangalore, Rajendra Nagar Slum does not exit now,all the slum dwellers has been rehabilitated.

Indiramma Nagar Hyderabad

“The City of Nizam” Around 624689 peoples live in slums area of Hyderabad. There is very little land available for all the people’s live in  104 identified and 24 unidentified slums in Hyderabad.

Saroj Nagar Slum Nagpur

The Orange city” Nagpur has 424 legal slum area’s, Sarojnagar is just one of the 424 slums in the city. In Nagpur, approximately 40 % of the population live in slums. These slums are home to over 1,42,000 people and cover about 1,600 hectares of prime land.Due to struggle for land in Maharashtra, it was making second largest slum area in Nagpur after Dharavi Mumbai.

Mehbullahpur Slum Lucknow

“The City of Nawabs” Lucknow’s population includes large numbers of poor people, many of who live in slums. 20000 persons living in 22 of the 460 slums in Lucknow city. Many people are migrated Lucknow from the different part of the nearest district for daily wages.

Satnami Nagar Slum Bhopal

“The City of Lakes” Bhopal has many slums area, Satnami Nagar is one of the oldest slums in Bhopal. Ruhal Nagar and Shanti Nagar are first two slums area in bhopal to be declared open-defecation. Peoples of bhopal live on streets and these slum provide them shelter and other facility to survive.

Parivartan Slum Ahmadabad

Approximately 440000 people live in slums within the city. Ahmadabad is home to a large population of poor peoples living on the river banks. River side slums in Ahmadabad are about 40 yr old.

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  • Niharika-st joseph public school

    Its not good to know that still we have lots of slum area.

    • jesse narud

      It is so sad that the indian government does nothing to erraticate this situation in the 21st century, and what is ‘open -defacation’? is it going to bathroom in the public? that is so yucky…why dont the people that live there clean up their area? like the trash around their shanties? so sad

    • Cynthia

      It IS good to know about the slums. The slums are not good, but knowledge/awareness of them is necessary in order to eradicate them.

  • Oliver

    How many people live in slums in india all together?

    • admin

      Well the population is huge,In every metro city 1/3rd peoples are lived in slums.

  • Good info ! But Sad

  • iam doing a project on slum areas very sad to see their misieres of their lives:-(

    • Aleem

      Dear Nazir, Give me the list list of areas .

  • roshan

    Gov. should do something for this. Nice posts..

  • jagan

    ther is no wards me to tell about them …………….but one day

  • swapnil itankar

    research of slum

  • sazra perry

    i am shocked, this is appalling and inhumane , these people deserve so much better. The government and ridiculously greedy multi-billionaires in this country should be made cough up some of their cash to build decent hygenic towns for these destitute people. it is atrocious they should be left to survive this way. I live in Australia, our government provides lovely houses for the poor, and regular welfare payments. These godforsaken people in slums should be taken care of by their own government , and the excessively rich made chip in, as their contribution to charity for their fellow citizens. I am so angry and saddened !!

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    What a great resource!

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    You seem to know a lot about this. This is good blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

  • Marry Woodlin

    I’d come to agree with you one this subject. Which is not something I usually do! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

  • Smith

    Any update on this ? Excellent information keep it up!

  • Joy K Thomas

    Think about INDIA

  • Saurav

    Its vry gud site… But u sud focus on its promotion so that our government… Come to know abt these slums n try to do sumthing for all these slum dwellers… Kapascera gaaw in delhi is another large slum existing in the capital city of India.

  • Rushabh

    Guys u need to update info….Parivartan Slum Ahmadabad has been removed and u should know that many more slums in ahmedabad has been removed….

    • Its good to know, these slums have been removed. Thanks for update Rushabh.

  • suresh

    I am from Hyderabad , i think Hyderabad has a very less slums compared to other cities..well….I have been searching for the same and i got a very useful info…thanks for your efforts.

  • This is really bad, one side the country is growing rapidly but most of people who develop the country only make slums like this because they care about only them they do not care about the people because many people in india only have more “BLACK MONEY” one session say that india is the fast growing county BUT another session say that more than $4 billion money in the “SWISS BANK” have been from INDIA.(a person from another country).

    Dont think only about your city think about your country(a person from another country).

  • kiran gusain

    I am from uttrakhad……i really want do something for slum areas people.

    • Hi Kiran,
      Its really so great that you want to do something for slum people, Start with your area help them by food, education and job.

  • winner

    In Bangalore less then 10% people live in slums because of high cost of living. Even local students have to work to pay for their tutions/Education.Labor work is very cheap here, any from Engineer to government officers are paid less in Karnataka compared to other states. Every year 5lackh people come here , any place is more than 30 KM.

  • vikesh

    Tears in my eye

    • unknown

      try to think and do something to change the current situation…feeling sad is not enough..

  • S.samanta

    Its really sad to see the slum face of our so called ‘technologically advanced’ India of 21st century. Its sadder that these people r not getting chances to improve their standard of living. Rather they r humiliated very inhumanly by the so called educated people like us. CAN WE REALLY SAY…… ‘SAARE JAHAN SE ACHHA , HINDUSTAN HAMARA’ ?

    • Hi Samant very well said, poor are still poor and rich people are getting more rich, no change in poverty. that’s the real face.

      • Arkaya Paurav

        ur r wrong mr admin

        if one has will can change thousands

        im the one among those slum dogs

        • Hi Arkaya, thanks for sharing your thought’s here, I may be wrong as per your point but at some point i’m right at the same time i do agree with your comments here that once hand can change into thousands.
          I like your will to do, write me for any things.

  • emily

    graet info thanks!

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  • kalyan

    assume information regarding hw backward we arenw………………….we should feel ashame by seeing this in our country

  • somnath

    why can’t these people work and earn for their life

    • anonymous

      There are hundreds of thousands of them who flood the major cities in search for work. Do you have hundreds of thousands of jobs laying around? After they cannot find work … you can see from the pictures. With conditions like these and with such little to live on, where do you suggest they go to for work?

  • saz

    its really very sad , how many people are suffering from this type of condition , its too rediculous , its a shame for our govt , when will be our country get rid of these situation , we really want to do some thing but we can not do and people who can do , they dont want to do , ….in the slum areas mostly children are affected by illitration , hunger , child labour , prostitution ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what the future of these children , plz think plz think ,plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Well said here: We really want to do some thing but we can’t do and people who can do , they dont want to do. Unfortunately it’s a fact and real India.

      • saz

        Yes sir , its true , because we do only the efforts which in our hand , we earn limited but our little efforts like some clothes , food , toys we can serve only aur yehi humko sakoon bhi deta hai ,,,,,but in large scale we can only feel the pain and tear of others but helpless . its a curse for india ……. if every person will do small efforts for other and feel others sorrow , tears , pain ,,,, bahut kuch sudher sekta hai , because we are the part of crowd and crowd is dirty … politians , stars , celebrities , baba log –if they want to do ,,,bahut sari problems ruk sakti hai lakin inko time hi kehan hai ………………………………..
        GOD plz save the little poor children , poor people.

        • Arkaya Paurav

          it is wrong saz

          one single hand is enough to eradicate the poverty

  • saz207

    May be in logo ki duniya hi yehi tak hai , bilkul simti hui , yeh is duniya se aage shayed hi kabhi nikal paayenge , inki generation yehi per shuru hoti hai aur yehi per khatam ho jati hai , Govt and ngo’s has to take very strong step to remove this curse from india , it will take too long time , but be an indian if every responsible person think and do heartly , everything is possible. people of slum areas they also should be wake up and aware and think possitivly ,

  • monu

    this is too bad guys, we have to think about it,after all they all also human beings & they definetely having some talent,which can’t be nourish in this env so guys those wanted to eliminate this please contact .i want to cooperate as much as possible

    • Arkaya Paurav

      i have a plan
      r u ready
      start from delhi

  • nazir

    All commntetor should make plan how to rehabit our brothers/sisters who have no single cottage.
    media should expose this matter.

  • Sandy

    This is just because of government failure to upgrade rural india in true sense…as most of these people are from rural part in search of job and better life..Congress Govt has failed for the last 60 years,…but due we really have alternative?

  • Karen Aier

    Yeah i also feel bad of our country .

  • Paulraj

    I request the site owner to update Rajendra Nagar slum in Bangalore, the present infrastructure of this slum is completely changed and now lot of development works are going on you can’t see even single hut in this area. Therefore please remove the old picture and post a current picture of this area. Thank you

    • Thanks for the information,have updated the things. can you please send us some photos ?

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  • ashok vardhan

    Dharavi,Mumbai reconstruction plan(cost-2 billion $) for 1 million people(Project pending) & Mukesh Ambani’s new home Antilla,Mumbai(cost-1.8 billion $) for 1 family (project completed).

    • Rich people and Poor people no comparison in India. Shame.

      • Sandy

        It is not about rich people and poor people…it is about corrupt political class and their dictatorship in name of democracy. As per rich people, India need them as 30-40% of their direct income is taken as income tax by the GOI and a lot of indirect money is spent on a large section of population.

      • raju

        Not Same He’s doing work hard, and those people live in slum in India mostly Bangladeshi Immigrants. or T people didn’t born there

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  • Joezifu

    China was poorer than India 35 years ago. Modi can do it so give him a chance. China will help in any way it can.

  • Peter Gould

    The photo labelled “Mehbullahpur Slum Lucknow” is actually a street scene in Dharavi’s 13th Compound.

  • Dimple Arora

    I request the site owner to remove Sri Niwas Puri slum in New Delhi is
    unauthorized. Slum people have 2-2 slum in one person name and they made
    even 1st floor too. Who leaving in slum that people are very bad not
    cleaning street, every day they doing fighting in colonies, they using
    very bad language. How many people are suffering so many type of
    condition. I really want to request to Area Dependent please remove that

    • Shreya

      please improve your English dear….or else they will remove your post!

  • anitha

    Hi I am from Hyderabad …it’s a shame on us for not developing back Ward areas every middle and rich doesn’t have time and money to spend on poor …why can’t we all walk in hand and hand developer rural areas and make our city proud …some people have back ground of rich politicians why can’t they first come out give full fill there needs…ANITHA.N