Dharavi In Numbers

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Dharavi is one of the largest slums of India, located in Mumbai. On a recent exploration of the water situation in the area, this presentation was created from a set of study notes largely drawn from C.K.Prahalad and Alan Hammond's research on bottom of the pyramid.

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Dharavi In Numbers

  1. 1. D H A R AV I In Numbers 1 million people 1.7 sq.km“With maybe a million residents, crammed into a square mile of low-risewood, concrete and rusted iron, Dharavi is a squeeze.” - The Economist
  2. 2. Area:1.7 sq.km Density of population -17,000 people/sq.km
  3. 3. 6 churches, 27 temples, and 11 mosquesBusinesses: Leather Illicit liquor Textiles Money lending Plastic recycling Soaps and Surgical sutures detergents Gold jewelry Food productsPRODUCTIVITY: $2.5 million per hectare of land!
  4. 4. The total (and largely informal) turnover is estimatedto be between US$500 million and over US$650million per year.Dharavi exports goods around the world!
  5. 5. “Buying a house in Mumbai, for most people in the bottom of thepyramid (Dharavi), is not a realistic option. Neither is getting access torunning water. They accept that reality and spend their income onthings that they can get now. The result is what often seemcounterintuitive economic choices.” Ownership of Accessories in Dharavi HHs. Telephones 21 Gas Stove 60 Percentage Households Pressure Cooker 75 Television 85 0 20 40 60 80 100Source: What Works: Serving Poor Profitably, Prahalad C.K & Hammond A.
  6. 6. Source: What Works: Serving Poor Profitably, Prahalad C.K & Hammond A.Costs of essentials in Dharavi with those of Warden Road, an uppermiddle class community in a Mumbai suburb.
  7. 7. WATSAN Situation 1 toilet / 1,440 residents (2006) MN: Muthumariamma Nagar ; RGN: Rajiv Gandhi NagarSource: Field Survey by S. Kumar Karn and H. Harada, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, NagaokaUniversity of Technology, Japan.
  8. 8. Dharavi Redevelopment Project : History

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