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Slums in Mumbai, India by Jessica Stupak, Matt Isola, Kyle Walsh, Gabe Brandt and John Demsey.

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    • In slums, there are no millionaires.
      Dhavari and Mumbai, India.
    • What is a Slum?
      A slum is an overcrowded area of a city where the living conditions are difficult and unsanitary.
      Slums are caused by the immigration of large numbers of poverty stricken people into a small area.
      Dhavari is a huge slum in Mumbai, India.
    • Dhavari
      Dhavari is the largest slum and it’s in the heart of Mumbai.
      It is sandwiched between two major cities, Mahim in the West and Sion in the East.
      600,000 to 1 million people occupy the slum.
    • How the Slum Started
      Until the 19th century, Mumbai was a swamp.
      There was once a big fishing market, but once the swamp filled with waste, they couldn’t fish anymore.
      They turned to the cotton textile industry and thousands of people migrated to Dhavari to work.
    • Economy in the Slum
      The population has increased twelve times in the last century.
      They are expected to have 129 million people in greater Mumbai by 2012.
      46% of residents are Indian Migrants.
      The lower class makes 15% of what the higher class makes.
    • Geographical Facts
      Dhavari has dry, dirt ground.
      It is located between to main railways (Western and Central Railways).
      To the north is lies the Mithi River which doesn’t contain clean drinking water.
      Dhavari covers an area of 535 Acres.
      Both its locations and poor drainage systems make Dhavari particularly vulnerable to floods during “wet season” (a period of time where it rains almost everyday for 2 months.)
    • Living Conditions
      There is no running or fresh water in Dhavari. (Some residents have to walk two miles for water).
      It is not sanitary (1 toilet for 1,440 people).
      There is a huge recycling industry
      Gangs run the city.
    • Real Estate
      Slums are in prime real estate positions.
      It’s close to new business parks and two large commuter rail lines.
      City officials want to demolish slums and build high rise apartments.
    • Suggestions
      Send food and install a running water system in Dhavari.
      Create a type of law enforcement.
      Find a way to expand living areas.
    • Thank You!
      Any Questions?
      Matt Isola, Jessica Stupak, Gabriel Brandt, Kyle Walsh, John Dempsey.