Both its location and poor drainage systems make Dharavi particularly vulnerable to floods during season. south and east are Sion and Matunga. and Bandra.LOCATION Dharavi is located between Mumbai's two main suburban railway lines. . To its Creek. the wet season. To its west are Mahim and Bandra. which empties into the Arabian Sea through the Mahim Creek. to the north lies theMithi theMithi River. River. the Western and Central Railways.

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ECONOMY OF DHARAVI .

'No difference between Dharavi and Wall Street' .

LIVING CONDITIONS .

ETC.  FEAR OF REGIONAL RIOTS OF SECURITY  LACK . EPIDEMIC RISKS DURING MONSOON. SANITATION ISSUES  FACING PROBLEMS LIKE FLOODING.

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RESIDENTS .

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SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES .

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Occupation: Pottery owner in area dedicated to the trade Earns: $260 (£140) per month .but no income during monsoon Home: Room over workshop shared with wife and children Time in slum: 40 years and planning to stay Occupation: Pottery owner in area dedicated to the trade Earns: $260 (£140) per month .but no income during monsoon Home: Room over workshop shared with wife and children Time in slum: 40 years and planning to stay .

spray painting bags and belts Earns: Earns:  About $65 (£35) per month plus $11 (£6) for overtime Home:  Two room tenement shared with five others Time in slum:  24 years . Occupation: Leather worker.has always lived in same home .

lets other Time in slum:  40 years .parents in Dharavi for 60 .lives on one floor. Occupation: Housewife .also does embroidery work at home Earns:  $11 (£6) per month husband paid $87 (£47) Home:  Owns "tiny" house .

but hopes to move out .  Occupation: Aircraft maintenance for Jet Airways Earns:  $260 (£140) per month sole earner in family Home:   One room tenement shared with wife and son Time in slum: 27 years.

DHARAVI REDEVELOPMENT .

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6 churches. 11 mosques. export quality leather goods.000 people per square km  27 temples.6.CURRENT SITUATION 175 Hectare Area  Official Population.000(2001 PopulationCensus)  18. plastics. pottery.  .00.  About 5000 SSI producing garments.

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