Dharavi in south-central Mumbai is now staring at the next set of challenges due to its collapsed economy and loss of livelihood for lakhs of its residents.
Many government and semi-government organisations are now working to fix Dharavi’s economy and revive business supply chains, explore alternate business options and learn new vocational skills.
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Rajendra Korde, a resident of Dharavi, managing trustee of Dharavi Foundation and secretary of the Peasants and Workers Party of India, said, “The employment situation is Dharavi is dire at present. At least one lakh people are out of jobs, and many businesses have been unable to get back on their feet post lockdown. We are introducing interventions that will help as many residents as possible to earn at least two meals a day.” Read more.