Karachi is Asia's largest slum, not Dharavi: UNDP

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Karachi is Asia's largest slum, not Dharavi: UNDP
PTI 6 September 2009, 10:23pm IST


MUMBAI: Dharavi, which is in the heart of India's financial capital Mumbai, is not the largest slum in Asia as many believe, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

"Dharavi is not Asia's largest slum, but Karachi's Orangi Township has surpassed Dharavi," the Human Development Report for Mumbai, compiled with the help of UNDP and released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said.

Mexico City's Neza-Chalco-Itza barrio has four times as many people as Dharavi, it said.

Dharavi, a congested slum area that houses nearly 57,000 families, is being used as workplaces adds to several risks including fire and health, the report said.

Dharavi, often associated with crime, filth and environmental degradation mainly due to congestion, bad constructions, unauthorised trades and overpopulation, covers parts of suburban Sion, Bandra, Kurla and Kalina and is spread across 175 hectares.

It has grabbed global attention after Danny Boyle's film, 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

"Chemicals including acid are known to flow through Dharavi's open drains because of tanning activity that flourishes there," the report said.

Karachi is Asia's largest slum, not Dharavi: UNDP - Mumbai - City - NEWS - The Times of India
 

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Mumbai, Sept 6 (PTI) Dharavi, a congested slum located in the heart of India's financial capital Mumbai, said to be the largest slum in Asia, is actually not, a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) claims.

"Dharavi is not Asia's largest slum, but Karachi's Orangi Township has surpassed it," the Human Development Report for Mumbai, compiled with the help of UNDP and released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said.

Mexico City's Neza-Chalco-Itza barrio has four times as many people as Dharavi, the report said.

Dharavi, spread across 175 hectares and housing nearly 57,000 families, grabbed global attention after Danny Boyle's film, 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

The slum, often associated with crime, filth and environmental degradation mainly due to congestion, poor constructions, unauthorised trades and overpopulation, covers parts of suburban Sion, Bandra, Kurla and Kalina.

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOL. Somebody tell this to those moronic, hypocritical pakisthanie imbeciles please! No longer can they use the "Asia's largest slum card" on India.

IG, I love you for reporting this.

....By the way, speaking of which, few know that even while Dharavi was - (heretofore) - Asia's largest slum, it contributed in excess of half a billion dollars to annual GDP every year. How many Special Economic Zones of equal size can compare to that! And this is a slum fir chrissakes!
 

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infact some millionaires stay in dharavi. they showed it on tv. As they are used to stayin there.
 

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Guys,

Did anyone of you got hold of original UNDP report?. I'm unable to fins it on UNDP website or by google. Can some one with better google skills find the original article?. Just for academic purpose.

Thanks
 

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