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Indian Slum Dwellers Pushed to City Fringes Face Leaking Pipes, Lost Jobs

A commercial painter by trade, K. Raja dreamed of setting up his own business in Surya Nagar slum, in Chennai, where he had lived all his life. But his dream faded last February, when he and about 1,000 other families were evicted with a day's notice and relocated 20 km (12.4 miles) away, their homes demolished. Now living in a 390-sq ft (36.2 sq mt) home in an eight-storey building surrounded by similar blocks of flats, Raja has been unable to find a job. His home floods when it...

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