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Unit in Dharavi to process wet waste of 9 wards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to set up a waste processing unit on a 15-acre plot in Dharavi which will generate manure and electricity from wet waste collected from nine wards in Mumbai. The initiative was taken up by Assistant Municipal Commissioner, G North, Ramakant Biradar. The wards include A, B, C, D, E, […]

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Dharavi slums eating into mangrove forest

The mangrove patch in Dharavi is not just a critical habitat for several species but is also a crucial protective barrier from flash floods during heavy rainfall, as the trees and the swamp act like a sponge and soak the overflow of water. However, these forests slowly began to disappear because of rampant encroachment, prompting the […]

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Dharavi eCommerce Hub: Bringing Digital Learning and Connectivity to Students and Skills Development for Local Entrepreneurs

Cisco and the Government of Maharashtra (GoM)  announced new local strategic initiatives to help the digital transformation of the state. At the ceremony, Cisco showcased helping digitize Sri Ganesh Vidya Mandir High School by providing the students with a virtual classroom, digital learning and highly secure Internet connectivity. Cisco’s initiative aims to enhance the quality of education […]

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How Children from India’s Largest Slum Are Turning App Developers to Solve Community Problems

Over the years, Ranjan’s Slum Innovation Project has grown to a two-room centre with 15 computers. Today, he trains close to 220 children. The children’s progress has also inspired their mothers to step forward and join the digital revolution: “These are women who haven’t had any formal education. But on seeing the difference these classes […]

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Dharavi Hustle – A documentary about the Rap scene

Towards the end of the 1980s, and a decade before joining Rolling Stone, noted music journalist Rob Sheffield recollected the general opinion to that era’s live music scene as “discouraging and lame”. Sheffield disapproved the notion then, and three decades later, owes the period for the explosion of hip-hop genre, and how the phenomenon revitalised […]

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From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) handed over keys to new 300-sqft homes to 255 families from the neighbouring Shatabdi Nagar slum. The authority is in charge of redeveloping Sector 5, the easiest of Dharavi’s five sectors, while the other four are to be revamped with private developers on a public-private partnership model. […]

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Design Museum Dharavi

Design Museum Dharavi is a new cultural institution that celebrates the creative potential of Dharavi, a homegrown neighbourhood located in the heart of Mumbai, India. In February 2016 the museum opened its doors in Dharavi, a 3sq km home-grown neighbourhood located in the heart of Mumbai. Around 1 million people live here, and despite the […]

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The Indecisive Chicken: the cookbook from Dharavi

Via Hindustan Times In June 2014, The Dharavi Food Project (organised as part of the Dharavi Biennale arts and science festival), saw a 13-session pop-up kitchen being set up. Eight local women presented cooking demonstrations with mentor-curator Prajna Desai at the helm. The idea was to engage vocational cooks to showcase their cooking and explore the […]

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