Assam : Dhing.  

Dhing

Slum Pockets in Dhing

 

Dhing is located in the Nagon district in the state of Assam. The town is surrounded by Marigoan district on the north, Karbi Anglong district on the south and East Bharamputra river. population of town is 17844 in 2001 where the slum population is 9126. This shows that 51.24% of the slum population lives in the slum area. The increasing slum population is because of the sole erosion of the Bharamputra River where the farmer lost their agriculture land in to river. As they are engaged with agriculture activity they do not have any financial back up so they are stay at slum area and they are doing daily labor work.

DHING - Slum profile:

  The slum scenario of the Dhing is really challenging where 51.14% of the population live in the slum area.  The slum ration of the town is very high because of the agriculture land near by the Bharamputra River gone into soil erosion so small farmer of the surrounding village are migrant from village to town. As they are engaged with agriculture activity they do not have any financial back up so they are stay at slum area and they are doing daily labor work. The geographic condition of the town is such that mostly all the slum area are affected in floods. The existing slum is divided into 11 slums spreaded in ten numbers of wards

After the analysis in the town conducted by the SPRS team, we prepared a profile of the town. As per 2001 census, there are around 17844 as per 2001 census where 9126 lives in slums. The fact sheet of Dhing is as:

 

Ward No Name of Slum Pocket/ Name No of House Holds Total Population
1 Slum Pocket No.3 124 744
1 Slum Pocket No.4 160 960
2 Slum Pocket No-5 120 720
3 Slum Pocket No-8 139 834
4 Slum Pocket No-7 223 1338
5 Slum Pocket No-6 215 1290
6 Slum Pocket No-9 209 960
10 Slum Pocket No-1 247 1800
10 Slum Pocket No-2 80 480
  Total 1517 9126

  Dhing Chart     

                                      Comparison of Ward to Slum

 

Follow up to the analysis, we submitted proposal to the Dhing town committee proposing for 790 units covering the  establishment  of the 72 new dwelling units  and the infrastructure up gradation of the 718 existing ones . The activities are to be carried in collaboration with the Directorate of Town & Country Planning and Dhing Town Committee through Integrated Housing Development Scheme

 

 

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                      Slums full of water during  flood in Dhing