Mumbai Slums the headache for the Municipality

Mumbai city can boast of biggest slums in the world and the Municipality is at the receiving end to maintain its clean and green.

Biggest Slums

Mumbai is known for biggest slums which are existing since 1950. During the post Independence era, Mumbai city was boasting with lots of open land. And poor people of of that time had occupied the place and started to live and eke out their life. And thus started the development of slums in Mumbai.

Slum Clearance

Though Mumbai Municipal Corporation has initiated the slum clearance bill in the year 1954, nothing can be done due to stiff resistance the locals and slum dwellers. Thus these slums have become bigger in size. Today 60 percent of the Mumbai population lives in the slum is the greatest matter to ponder over.

Famous slums

Though Mumbai is dotted with many bigger slums but there are few slums which had attracted the attention of even World Bank for the development. These are located at Byculla, Dadar, Mahim, Parel and Matunga. With the assistance of World Bank the govt tried to provide them with basic amenities. But even the roads created then was also occupied by now due to explosion of population in Mumbai and its suberbs.

Despite best efforts put in by the various agencies of the govt, the basic amenities at these slums are always the great concern of World governing bodies which has given funds for these developments.


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