08 Oct Slum Agreement
Others were created because of the segregation imposed by the colonialists. For example, Mumbai`s dharavi slum – today one of the largest slums in India, was once a village called Koliwadas, and Mumbai was once called Bombay. In 1887, the British colonial government drove out all the tanneries, other harmful industries and poor natives that worked in the peninsula and in the colonial quarter, towards the northern outskirts of the city of the time – a colony that is now called Dharavi. This colony did not attract colonial surveillance or investment in road infrastructure, sanitation, utilities or housing. The poor went to Dharavi, found work as servants in colonial offices and houses and in tanneries and other polluting industries owned by foreigners near Dharavi. To live, the poor built slums on the easy path to work. .