SLUM “Curse or Boon” A slum, as defined by the United Nations Agency un-habitat, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security. JUST IMAGINE….. According to this slum population all over India is 40,297,341 (40 million) from the 607 cities/towns reporting slums.
ABOUT MADURAI Madurai district is one of the oldest district of the Taminadu State and considered as the cultural capital of Tamilnadu. BUT…… Madurai has 208 slums within its Municipal Corporation limits and about a 3 lakh people living there (i.e., 22.35% of total population)