Slums of Bangalore

As the state capital of Karnataka, Bangalore sits as the third most populated city in India, with a total population of 8.42 million people. Situated in the regions of Southern India, the city stands at an elevation of over 3,000 feet (914.4 m), making it one of the country’s highest major cities. Bangalore plays a crucial role in the nation’s information technology department, with many people considering the city to be India’s version of Silicon Valley. According to reports, Bangalore alone has 862 slums. Approximately 1.4 million people reside and sleep in these slums, making up a total of roughly 20 per cent of the city’s population. Due to the increase in migration seen in recent years, the numbers of slums established in the city are also on the rise. Many of these slums vary in their individual history, status and physical characteristics.