32.91 People Lakh Reside In Urban Slums In State

deccanherald. October 14, 2013. Over 32.91 lakh people or five per cent of the total population in the State live in urban slums, according to the latest figures released by the office of the registrar general and census commissioner.

The State has also the seventh highest number of people dwelling in slums after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. The census — 2011 figures reveal that the total number of slum dwellers has increased by 3.39 lakh during the last 10 years. Of the 220 towns in the State (classified as urban local bodies — corporations, city municipal councils, town municipal councils and town panchayats), as many as 206 have slum pockets in their jurisdiction.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has the largest number of people dwelling in slums at 7.21 lakh, followed by Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation at 1.84 lakh.

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