Number of slums in Mumbai

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How many slums are there in Mumbai?


Not too many people know that a slum is a heavily populated urban informal settlement characterized by substandard housing and squalor.  Believe it or not, about half of the persons who live in Mumbai live in slums.  This signifies that approximately 5.93 million out of the total population of 11.91 million live in slums.  How many slums are there in Mumbai?  Statistics show that there are approximately 1959 slum settlements.  It is interesting to know that approximately 47% of the slums are located on private lands, 42% on public lands and 10% on other lands.


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