In pictures: Life in Dharavi


Dharavi borders three railway lines and is near several major roads. Its "connectivity" to the rest of India, as well as its central Mumbai location, make it a real-estate developers dream. This is why private sector firms are keen to re-house the slum residents. The poor get a free home in a prime location, but the scheme allows the private companies to use the land left over from tower blocks to build shopping malls or office space, for profit.

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