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PROLIFERATION OF SLUMS IN KALIMPONG TOWN OF DARJEELING HIMALAYA: A STUDY OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HOUSING CONDITIONS

Abstract:
One of the major problems of rapid urbanization is the formation and proliferation of slums; the slums were once the characteristics of large cities have started emerging in small and medium-sized towns and urban centers too. Kalimpong town, which is a medium-sized town located in Darjeeling Himalaya has the highest number of slum pockets among the urban centers located at the Darjeeling Himalaya. The slums house the economically vulnerable and weaker sections of the society and are deemed to be poor. A thorough socio-economic survey by the questionnaire method was conducted in the selected slum pockets of Kalimpong town and was statistically analyzed.

Keywords:housings conditions, migration, population growth, urbanisation

https://doi.org/10.37948/ensemble-2020-0201-a006

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