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living on the periphery

29 October 2007

Living in cities

Delhi has a population of nearly 14 million and its inhabitants inhabit an area roughly 1483sq.km with the population of New Delhi alone exploding to 11,680,000. After Mumbai, Tokyo, and Japan, Delhi is expected to become the third largest aggregation in the globe by the year 2015. The people living below the poverty line accounted to 8.23% of the total population in 1999-2000.

Approximately 34% of India’s population live in slums and 20% of Indians live on less than a dollar a day, whilst 70% live on less then 2 dollars a day. The slums of Delhi provide a stark reality for those living below the poverty line.

Dehli slums

Delhi pollution

Delhi kids

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