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Study reveals 2,000 slums in Bengaluru, government lists only 597

July 23, 2018

The Times of India profiled a newly released report from Duke University highlighting discrepancies between the number of slums in Bengaluru stated by the government and the number that were identified using satellite imagery and machine learning. The seven-year research project, which covered 135 slums and spoke to members of approximately 4,500 households, was supported by Omidyar Network.

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