People of Slums
With a population of well over one billion people, India is the second most populous country in the world. It is home to 170 million slum dwellers: 63% of all slum dwellers in South Asia and 17% of the world’s slum dwellers. Living in slums or dwellings on pavements alongside busy roads, many of these people contend daily with the difficulties of not having access to water and sanitation. Without safe and secure housing and legal rights to their land, many also face threats of eviction and are excluded from achieving their political, social and economic rights. Living in a slum impacts greatly on health and education. In 2012, when I was in Hyderabad, India, I met these gypsies in countryside of High Tech city of Hyderabad.