Maharashtra govt to float fresh global tender for Dharavi redevelopment

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The Maharashtra government has decided to float fresh global tenders for the redevelopment of Asia's largest slum Dharavi in 600 acres of prime land in the heart of the country's commercial capital Mumbai.


  • New global tenders for Dharavi redevelopment will be invited in the next two-three weeks.
  • About 95% of the conditions, norms and concessions will be the same as before.

Dharavi Redevelopment Project :

  • The state of Maharashtra had envisaged converting this project with better urban infrastructure.

  • This involved resettling 68,000 people, including those in slums and commercial establishments.

  • The state had to provide 300 square feet of houses free of cost to the residents there with proof that their slum structure was in existence before January 1, 2000.

  • The project was started in 2004 but due to various reasons it could not take off.

About Dharavi :

  • Known as one of the largest slums in the world, Dharavi is located in the heart of India's financial capital Mumbai.

  • A city within a city, it is an endless stretch of narrow dirty streets, open sewers and cramped huts.

  • Although this area of 535 acres is owned by the government, the houses are maintained by the people living there.

  • Dharavi Slum came into existence in 1884.

  • At that time when people came to Mumbai, they did not have a place to live, they made their houses on government land and started living here and gradually it became a huge slum area.

  • It is the largest slum in Asia in terms of population.

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