Dharavi Explained: Why The COVID-19 Fight Is A Challenge

PUBLISHED ON: April 21, 2020 | Duration: 12 min, 14 sec

  
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Mumbai's Dharavi is Asia's largest slum - 7 lakh people live in 2.1 sq kilometres. The working class migrants started settling in Dharavi since 1850. Post independence, Dharavi became a residential and industrial hub. There has been no significant upgrade since. Dharavi has faced sanitation problems, a struggle even during non-coronavirus times and limited private toilets. The Maharashtra government has claimed that they have identified high-risk zones - they said that they have doorstep services for grocery, food, medicines in high-risk zones. There have been 40,000 fever screenings in 7 days.
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