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The Slums of Mumbai…

Posted in India on April 12, 2009 by thaso2
Dharavi slum

Dharavi slum

 

Late in the 17th century, Gerald Aungier tried to attract traders and artisans to Bombay. As a result, the population grew six-fold in the fourteen years between 1661 and 1675. Some of the more prosperous traders built houses inside the British fort. The rest lived in crowded “native-towns” around the walls. These were probably the first slums to grow in Bombay.

The problem of overcrowding certainly remained through the 18th century. A count made in 1794 found 1000 houses inside the fort walls and 6500 immediately outside.

All over the world, the 19th century saw the growth of slums give the lie to the idea of progress brought on by large-scale industrialization and the understanding and control of diseases. Bombay was no exception. The cotton boom, followed by the rapid growth of mills and shipping drew a large population from the rest of the country into a city ill-equipped to deal with them. In the middle of the 19th century slums grew around the mills and other places of employment. Historically, slums have grown in Bombay as a response to a growth of population far beyond the capacity of existing housing. Migrants are normally drawn to the city by the huge disparity between urban and rural income levels. Usually the residents of these densely populated enclaves live close to their place of work. The residential area itself does not provide employment.

 My friend Shashi has sent this information from Bihar, India.  He did not mention the real source of these details.

Dark life…

Posted in India on March 10, 2009 by thaso2
Dharavi slum (Mumbai, India)

Dharavi slum (Mumbai, India)

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 In cities where people are building apartments to have a comfortable life but in slums people are building their wall with tin higher and higher. Do you think, will they have a  safety wall?  think??? life with dark…

UNICEF’s failed effort…

Posted in India on February 27, 2009 by thaso2

 
A 2007 photograph of Dharavi, titled “UNICEF’s failed effort”; the garbage is spread everywhere besides the UNICEF rubbish bin.Dharavi has severe problems with public health, due to the scarcity of toilet facilities, compounded by the flooding during the monsoon season. As of November 2006 there was only one toilet per 1,440 residents in Dharavi. The area also suffers from problems with inadequate water supply.

 

Bulky misery…

Posted in India on February 27, 2009 by thaso2
Dharavi Slum - Mumbai(Asia's largest slum)

Dharavi Slum - Mumbai(Asia's largest slum)

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Dharavi is located between Mumbai’s two main suburban railway lines, the Western and Central Railways. Dharavi has a population of more than 600,000 people according to the Time Magazine. BBC suggests it is home to over 1 million people. In the expensive Mumbai, Dharavi provides a cheap rents. Dharavi exports goods around the world.

Life with train track…..

Posted in India on February 27, 2009 by thaso2

Slum dwellers near to trailway track

 

Slum dwellers near to trailway track

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Think!!!We are enjoying the richness of the world when slum People are chained to the darkness of paucity.

Is this Curse?

Posted in India on February 26, 2009 by thaso2
Is this Curse?

Is this Curse?

“Revolution is a serious   thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary’s life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.”    Angela Davis.

 

Die or Suffer

Posted in India on February 25, 2009 by thaso2
Effect of population growth
Effect of population growth

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Though population growth is a common problem to a country, in slum areas we can see the effect of it more severe than cities. Most of the people live in cities are rich enough to build apartments for the increasing population. Whereas in slums they even do not have enough money to feed their family every day. As their condition is tragedy, when population grows the smaller part of the area which people have as their homes become smaller and at final the smallest, not enough to a whole family to get shelter. This population congestion makes it possible for the contagious diseases to spread easily.  Do you think it is better for the slum people to die than suffer with these health issues and dying slowly every day?