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Dharavi | by Soumik Kar
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Dharavi

A lady applies oil on her few month old grandson, in the bylanes of Dharavi.

Dharavi in Mumbai spread over 217 hectares is Asia's largest slum, an uncontested claim. According to Government estimate 5.7 lakh people stay in this 217 hectares, hence Dharavi's density will be 2,63,020 persons per square kilometer. These people stay in abject poverty and have very little or no access to clean water, sanitation or proper medical care.

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Taken on December 19, 2006