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Indians promised benefits of 100 smart cities, but the poor are sidelined again

India’s urban population is growing.

More than 50% of the country’s population is forecast to be living in cities by 2030.

  • Sujeet Kumar
  • The Conversation

This is a major challenge for government because the country’s cities lack the infrastructure (affordable housing, roads) and basic services (sanitation, water, health care) for existing inhabitants, let alone the…

Globally, one in eight people live in slums where they face issues of durable housing, access to safe drinking water and toilets, and insecure tenure.

In India, one in every six city residents lives in a…

However, estimates of slum populations differ widely in…

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