Dharavi slum was founded in 1880s during the British colonial era. Dharavi spans more than 500 acres, Dharavi's total population estimates vary between 500,000 to about 1 million. There are businesses of every kind, it is something of an informal economic powerhouse. People in Dharavi live and labour, but they need better living conditions, infrastructure and sanitation. Dharavi remains one of the biggest informal urban settlements in the world because it has been neglected for so long.
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