A few decades ago, when people moved from villages to urban areas in search of jobs, it was considered high profile. But it is not the case anymore.

This migration has eventually turned out to be one of the biggest problems in cities. Burgeoning population and regional imbalance which causes such migration, forced people to settle down in extremely congested and unhygienic clusters, which acquired the name 'slums'.

Indian slums today defy any claim of increasing urbanization. 24 percent of urban population lives there. While civil society is concerned about potential health hazards and criminal dangers from slum population, their dependence on slum dwellers for their daily household works is an irony.

A vegetable vendor, maid servant, milk man, laundry or an iron man under a road-side tree: they all form an important component of any urban household.

Community transformation programs like Adult literacy, Medical Clinics, Vocational training, educational help to children, etc. are required to uplift the poor and the disenfranchised.

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