Dharavi slum case study-world cities

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  • LEDC slum-Dharavi,india
    • positives of dharavi
      • chores are complted in spheral groups to give a strong community sense
      • 85% employement rate
      • dhravi locals are generally happy
      • postive recycling scheme
      • residents are hardworking and some have be known to become self-made millionaires
    • dharavis recycling zone
      • in dharavi 80% of waste plastic is recycled compared to 23% in the u.k.
      • dharavi recycles a much wider range of goods than in the u.k. including cosmetics and keyboard cases
      • around 1,000,000 rubbish bags are collected from mumbai daily
      • 35,000 ragpickers in mumbai trawl through the vast heaps of waste in serach of recyclable goods
      • ragpickers earn around £1 a day for their work
    • negatives of dharavi
      • densly populated with 600,000 people living in a 2kmsq area
      • extremely deprived with no sanitation
      • running water is only available for 2 hours a day at 5.30
      • within indias financail district and therforte very expoensive to buy property
      • second largest slum in asia
    • background
      • formely bombay,dharavi  currently has  a population of 14,350,000
      • known as "the gateway to india"
      • was originally a fishing village
      • popularised by its port
    • planned developments
      • plan to remove slum area and replace with 7 story tenamaents
      • residents of the dharavi slums that can prove to have lived their since 1995 will recieve free housing accomodation
      • new buildings will hopefully have improved infrastructure including roads,drainage systems and schools


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