The Mumbai Makeover

March 9, 2011 · 25 comments

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April 2008 Located in the heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum is like a city within the city. Now ambitious plans for redevelopment mean its days are numbered. Home to one million residents, Dharavi is a hive of activity providing Mumbai with an essential recycling service. However, the slum will soon give way to brand-new apartments. Developers claim everyone will be re-housed into better accommodation, but unfair rules mean most families won’t be able to benefit from the change. Driven out of their homes, they will lose everything. As one mother puts it: “We will stay here until they demolish, then we’re in the hands of God.”

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