Slums in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Slums in India  Current Affairs, GK & News

Chhattisgarh launches Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme

On the eve of Statehood Day celebrations, on November 1, 2020, the State Government of Chhattisgrah launched Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme. About Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme The scheme was launched to reduce malnutrition and anaemia. Under the scheme, fortified rice is distributed through fair price shops. The fortified rice is a mixture of Vitamin-B12, iron ..

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COVID-19 case recorded in Mumbai’s Dharavi

A 56 year old man from Dharavi in Mumbai recently passed away due to COVID-19, sparking fears of the disease’s spread in Asia’s largest slum. About the Incident A 56 year old man in Dharavi recently died due to COVID-19. This first positive case in the slum area was traced back to the Tablighi Jamaat ..

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Article on Problem of slums in India

Slums refer to makeshift housing or shanties found especially in urban areas, and are characterised by lack of basic facilities, squalor and overcrowding.  There is no regular supply of water, electricity or proper sanitation facilities. Slums are generally built on government land that is lying unclaimed or vacant. They are mostly occupied by migrant workers, ..

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