Residents from different slums in the city, on Tuesday, rallying under the banner ‘Karnataka Kolageri Nivasigala Samyukta Sanghatane’ staged a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office, demanding allotment of houses, besides providing other facilities.

Residents of the ‘B’ block in the Vande Mataram slum, Kurimandi slum and the one near the Karumariamman temple are without shelter. They should be given houses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission funds, they said.

The Karnataka Slum Development Board must put pressure on the district administration in this regard. More than 300 families lived in the Vande Mataram slum where a fair price shop and an anganawadi centre should be established, they said. A community hall was also needed. Many members of the minority community and backward classes lived in the Kurimandi slum, who too were in need of houses, they said.

The protesters drew the attention of the district administration to the clogged drainage at Maregowdanahalli (Alimnagar). The request of slum residents to depute doctors from the K.R. Hospital every month had fallen on deaf ears so far, they said.

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