Assessment of Slums and Its Effect on Urban Environment: An Analysis

Kavita Rani


The growth of slums in urban area is one of the major issues for urban progress authority. The definition of “slum” varies from country to country. In India, each state has its own definition of slum. It defines them as places where buildings: are in any respect unfit for human environment; are by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement and design of such buildings, narrowness or faulty arrangement of streets, lack of ventilation, light, sanitation facilities or any combination of these factors which are detrimental to safety, health and morals. In recent days slum population is a matter of serious concern which have been cropping in urban areas of the state specially in industrial area. Present paper also has been focused on the distribution of slum population in the Haryana state and its impact on urban environment. The main objective of the study is to find out Causes create and expand Slum Population and its impact on environment. Some major findings and fruitful suggestion have been given in full paper.

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