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Dharavi slum


In fight against Covid, Dharavi grapples with sanitation, health, poverty

May 31, 2020 2:08 pm

Once emblematic of Mumbai’s incredible enterprise, the slum is now a Covid-19 hotspot, witness to distress and disease. The Indian Express visits the 2.4-km sprawl to find its residents grappling with issues that have always hobbled their lives — sanitation, health and poverty.

Dharavi gets 18 mobile dispensaries to up screening of patients

May 22, 2020 3:53 am

Until Thursday, BMC screened over four lakh people, which is around half of the official population of the area. Dharavi’s estimated population is known to be 8.5 lakh, with migration being unaccounted for.

‘Dharavi fast becoming city’s Covid capital’: Jitendra Awhad writes to CM for redevelopment push

May 22, 2020 3:14 am

Spread over 2.4 sq km, Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, is home to some 60,000 families and 8.5 lakh people. It has so far reported 1,353 cases and 56 deaths.

Mumbai: Dharavi reports six more cases, including 2 deaths; tally 55

April 15, 2020 12:10 am

Till Monday, a total of 1,381 high-risk contacts and 3,450 low-risk contacts of 74 COVID-19 patients in G-North ward, comprising Dharavi, Dadar and Mahim, have been traced.

Dubai-based MBM Group, Mumbai government join hands for Dharavi project

June 11, 2018 3:36 am

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday held meetings with the three groups in Dubai. The visit was part of a tour by Fadnavis to attract foreign investment.

From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes

May 04, 2016 3:17 am

Families get keys to new 300 square feet homes in the only building ready under the much-delayed Dharavi redevelopment plan.

Polls looming, Congress bastion of Dharavi gets an ITI

September 24, 2014 11:58 pm

Draft development plan for the Dharavi Redevelopment Project has been awaiting state govt nod for long.