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Bhashantek slum residents are paying five times higher than the other Dhaka city dwellers pay for getting minimum facilities of sanitation and waste management. But they are being deprived of the facilities as well as their fundamental rights.
“There is no garbage container to dispose domestic waste and sanitary sewer in the slum. We are passing a sub human life for the lack of those facilities,” several slum dwellers told The Daily Star.
Families of four to six members have been living in each tin-shed slum room where a toilet has been set up against around five such families, several slum dwellers said.
“Some water supply lines have been set up by a NGO for at least 15 families and they charge around Tk 700 monthly basis which is also higher than the usual rate,” they said.