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Case Study ­ Mumbai

Background Info:

Location

Commercial capital of India
Capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra
Most populated city of India ­ metropolitan
population of 20.5million

History

Used to be part of the British colonial
Port city built for trade
Used to be seven islands, by 1845…

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Rural population forced of their land into cities where governments have not provided the
basic requirements of urban life ­ drainage, clean water, public health and education facilities
Lack of opportunities, investment, services, drought, flooding and poverty in rural areas push
people to cities
Better opportunities, better paid jobs, better…

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