Mumbai slums – one of the major tourist emblem of Bombay

Anon, by the road, this symbol can not be. Slums in mumbai are now renovated on the place of the rookery ramshackle houses emerge flats, instead of narrow entanglement of streets and full roads trestle.

The most famed and largest slums of Mumbai – Dharavi. At former it was the largest slums in Mumbai and the world, then in Asia, but times have transformed and now it’s simply a very big slums Mumbai. These slums Mumbai are located in the heart of Bombay, between two compartment of the railroad.

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Mumbai slums, it is not only people, but also a kind of unforgettable surroundings – huge piles of garbage and plastic bags, boxes and some obscure mountain dirty tattered rags. Annavadi Quarter is located a few hundred meters from the street Sahar Airport Road. It could be hight one of the venues new and old India, but clearly fell behind the new “rendezvous” with difficulty winning from the old place in the sun. Minibus driver honked furiously, driving away from the road-Velokurjers boys.

Annavadi little different from the other slums of Mumbai. All the shacks were dirty and crooked. People who owned less miserable wreck, were considered prosperous. The settlement appeared here in 1991. Most of the brigade workers Tamils brought then for reconstruction of the highway leading to the airport. Let territories around almost was not, therefore densely overgrown with shrubs swampy, snake-infested land on the another side of the roadway near the international terminal, to show them be the best place to settle.

Local, Mumbai poor believed that live here can not – too wet. But Tamils famously got down to business: uprooted bush, drove the snakes, dug up clay where drier, and put it on top of a layer of mud. Under his feet was solid ground. The workers built the first home, or rather, simple sheds: hammered pegs and pulled them empty bags from under the cement. The occupants of the neighboring slums of mumbai settlement was given the name “Annavadi” that is, the land “Anna” – the so-called Tamil respected elder brothers. In fact, the Tamil migrants usually called very different, much less polite words.

Seventeen years later, virtually none of the inhabitants of these slums in Ðœumbai, according to official Indian standards, could not be considered as living below the misery line. On the contrary, Annavadi residents were among those Indians (according to statistics, there are about one hundred million), whose welfare has improved significantly since 1991. It was then, at about the ditto time when the light appeared this quarter, the government has committed itself to economic liberalization. So the people of rickety houses were in the thick of things: building around them seething, dynamic modern city grew rapidly introduce high technology.

However, all have six people from three thousand inhabitants of the quarter there was a legal and permanent work (the rest, as 85% of India’s population, were employed in the informal economy). In addition, Annavadi were still a few people who regularly fished rats and frogs and grilled them for dinner, and even a determined amount of Eat grass that grew near the pond with sewage. But these accidents did not know, thus providing a great service to others. Those who did not eat weeds and boiled rat meat, including Abdul felt their social superiority and believed that their lives will soon become even more beautiful.

And at this time, the local elite has played a wedding. Economic freedom and the lack of regulation in 2008 caused an unprecedented increase in the exchange. Due to the construction boom in China is ready to take the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, soared metal prices, including scrap worldwide. Fate played up Abdul: it was very suitable for the recycling business during the Mumbai. Although, I must say, very young man felt that his status has grown: many citizens, without going into the specification of his occupation, is still called him scum.

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  • 19.01.2016 at 16:55

    I am shocked by how people could live in such conditions. There is a terrible stench, flies. In short hotbed of diseases. I truly feel sorry for these people.


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