Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh State in India, is centrally located at latitude 22-43 North and longitude 75-57 East on the fertile Malwa Plateau. The average level above Mean Sea Level is 550 meters.
Indore is an important textile manufacturing center of India, The city has numerous engineering industries engaged in the production of finished and semi-finished goods. The industrial development in nearby towns has also increased its commercial importance. Because of its central location and excellent linkages, the city is an important centre for marketing and distribution of agricultural produce.
SLUM PROBLEM IN INDORE
In the last two decades the population of the city has grown very rapidly from 0.56 million in 1971 to 1.25 million in 1992. The present population of the city is about 1.4 million out of which 0.45 million live in slums. Over the same period its slums population almost quadrupled from 0.1 million to 0.35 million.
INDORE HABITAT PROJECT - KEY ELEMENTS
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