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DHARAVI

DHARAVI

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Published by Rounak Mudbhatkal

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Published by: Rounak Mudbhatkal on Jun 21, 2011
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By-RounakMudbhatkal
 
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haravi is touted as ³Asia¶s Largest Slum´.
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Located on what is supposed to be Mumbai¶s Gold mine of Real Estate,spread over 550 acres smack in the heart of Mumbai.
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Until the late 19th century, this area of Mumbai was mangrove swampinhabited by Kolifishermen.
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The Kumbharscame from Gujarat to establish a potters' colony.
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Tamils arrived from the south and opened tanneries.
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Thousands traveled from Uttar Pradesh to work in the booming textileindustry.
 
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 Almost none of the people who live in
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haravi own theland, but a great many own their homes and businesses,many houses have electricity which they pay for, and somehave running water.
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80%+ residents of 
D
haravi, work in
D
haravi itself.
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Majority of residents of 
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haravi are
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alits.
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D
haravi has a population of between 600,000and over 1million people.
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Rent here is as low asRs 185/month.

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