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The Economist reports on Dharavi
Jan 27th 2005 | MUMBAI
From The Economist print edition

Light in the darkness

AFP



FLYING into Mumbai airport, many visitors' first view of India is of a mass of corrugated-roofed slums clustered on hillsides around the end of the main runway. That is scarcely a viable image for a country's commercial capital that has set Shanghai as its role model, and it is a problem that has defied government action for over 30 years. But hidden in these and Mumbai's other sprawling slums is a thriving entrepreneurial spirit that has spawned small businesses ranging from pottery to leather goods, and that is also now beginning to support formal property development.

http://www.economist.com/cities/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3599622

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