- Created by: Jamie Grainger
- Created on: 16-04-17 11:14
CASE STUDY: DHARAVI
Mumbai is India's financial captial. Until 1980's, Mumbai's economy was based upon textile production. Bollywood capital. There has been an increase in IT and financial services.
It is a megacity, with a current population of over 12 million. In 1947, population was only 4 million. The population density is said to be about 22,000 people per km2.
Causes of urban growth:
- People are drawn by the prospect of employment of various skills.
- The port known as "gateway to India" by the Europeans leading to industrilisation.
- Banking and finance established during British rule brought wealth and development.
Problems with urban growth:
- Respiratory health problems due to pollution.
- Widespread poverty and unemployment.
- Due to lack of education, many still have as many children as they would in the rural areas.