About Dharavi Slum, Mumbai

Asia’s largest slum is Dharavi, located in the center of Mumbai. One of the world’s most densely inhabited areas is this one. Close to 58,000 homes and over 12,000 businesses are located in Dharavi.

Dharavi was a small island covered with mangroves in the 18th century, but by the 19th century, it had developed into a settlement. People began referring to it as the village of Koliwada since it was occupied by the “Kolis” fishing network. Dharavi Bombay saw significant growth during the Colonial Era in the 1850s under the British Raj and the East India Company. Tanneries were one of the many enterprises that were established at that time. In 1887, the first tannery relocated to Dharavi, Bombay. Lower caste Hindus and Muslim Hindus, who eventually became early immigrants in Dharavi, were the workers in this business. Through the use of a Gujarati potter network, they have been noticed. The colonial government gave them a 99-month land lease in 1895.

Soon, ready-made clothing was being sold by craftsmen from Uttar Pradesh. And as employment increased, more labor started moving in. While Bombay’s normal growth was positive, there was little government engagement in Dharavi’s development.

As the years went by, rural migrants looking for work in Bombay made their way to the Dharavi slum. Dharavi Bombay saw significant growth during the Colonial Era in the 1850s under the British Raj and the East India Company. Tanneries were one of the many enterprises that were established at that time. In 1887, the first tannery relocated to Dharavi, Bombay. Lower caste Hindus and Muslim Hindus, who eventually became early immigrants in Dharavi, were the workers in this business. They were seen using various methods.

Over 18 years, Maharashtra’s successive administrations have addressed revitalizing Dharavi. For this reason, on October 18, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inked a “definitive agreement.” Under this, the Dharavi Redevelopment Project has taken over approximately 47.5 acres of Railway property in Dadar, a crucial part of Mumbai.

According to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority program, slums are home to 48.35% of Mumbai’s population. The overall area of Mumbai is populated by slums to a degree of about 24%. A survey shows that there are just under 50,000 slum inhabitants and close to 10,000 new apartments in chawls in Dharavi. The project might cover about 240 hectares of Dharavi’s more than 600 acres.

The main bidder and the Slum Rehabilitation Authority will design a special-purpose vehicle. An entity formed for a specific purpose of infrastructure and rehabilitation is referred to as a special purpose vehicle. Phase 1 of the project will be carried out by painting alongside the Dharavi Redevelopment Authority. This entails the rehabilitation of specific geographic areas that include slum and non-slum portions, residences, and chawls.

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