Why are Indian slum residents against a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan?
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has big plans to redevelop Mumbai’s largest slum area made famous in the 2008 Oscar-wng film Slumdog Millionaire. Residents, however, are opposed to the ambitious US$3 billion redevelopment plan, which they say lacks clarity. They are also worried the project would result in a loss of livelihood.
The issue is people live and operate business from the same place, plus there is no safety standards and living conditions are very poor. At the end the cost of living is very low because of above reasons. Once it’s developed based on current house area they will get either House or Shop and in some cases both if house was very big.
Also once the area is developed it will come under government scanner where they will need to maintain certain regulations which they are not doing now.
To sum up most of the business would get shut or start making less profit and cost of living will increase for them
If you look at the villagers in GZ ,they became very rich after the redevelopment of their village for example Liede in GZ , they own apartments and rent them out. They were given a fair deal.
In India, every big projects are taken by Adani group and TATA. In ten years they will see, that the whole countries are actually lead by few big corporations. just like america, bill gates can own millions hectare lands, while there are 70% of american can't afford a house
Its going to be wonderful when everyone in India has a nice home and everything they need
Adani, Ambani and tata getting too much power day by day.
People can voice their concern,as India is de ocratic unlike few countries where people has no freedom of speech
Living in slums is cheaper as compared to towers and big housing societies in mumbai. If the area gets redeveloped cost of living will increase.. many places in mumbai ( small towns and villages) are against redevelopment to be able to continue living in mumbai in cheap price… in 2023, every big project is government verified so adani is not going to steal their money
These people protest on every work from bullet trains to Expressways to Skyscrapers. Dharavi slum area need Development
If you are not progressing, change ur environment. If people are given a chance to relocate in a better place, I think it is the best option. Anyway, India’s space agency has made it to the dark side of moon. I find it ironic though with all these socio economic upheaval happening in this slum area
I find it really shocking that somehow China and India (with similar population) are just so strikingly in contrasting. On one hand they have an abundance of unoccupied buildings (ghost cities is what some people calls it). In fact a few thousand of those cities already. On the other hand in India there is hardly any buildings and is filled sIums everywhere with no toIiets.
Adani aka the electrics company known for corruption in Australia is the leader of the project, so you know it’s def gon be a bad idea.
I myself am frm Mumbai. Over the Years MH Govt has been funding the rent of people living in Dharavi. U know what these people don't want to earn, they just want to live with the help of taxpayers money
Wow this channel covers these events very fast but not the achievements of india
Like how we are getting out of poverty
Or how india infrastructure develop
I know you guys cover the news great but i really feel geo political move in this
As an Indian, I can only admire and salute China. Indians are too busy with politics and religion rather than economy and technology. Today 136 Chinese companies dominate Fortune 500, while we Rank 107 Hunger Index Indians remain happy with Indian origin CEOs who ran away from India and threw away their citizenship in the Holy Sewer Ganga.
Point : Such slums exst in all parts of world . Just some accept their Govt decision and move , some are forced like in China and some just rebel with hopes of maybe Govt. will change it's strategy.
Let's support slum eradication to make Our cities better .
Adani is great
No Indian news channel is showing these protests.
Need few generations to improve.
Need few generations to change the mind sets.
They just afraid, because they dont know what will happend after that.
these people oppose everything . they are not to be taken seriously
Thank you South China Morning Post for news from India!
Wrong title. They are not against redevelopment but corruption and the lack of corruption. They are afraid they will be a sacrifice for the the few riches.
This protest is motivated by local politicians. i believe they don't get there Commission, we Mumbai people all know majority of dharavi people are illegal, they illegally occupied land built slum local goons and politicians helped those people so does people can vote them in election's, dharavi people nothing more than vpte banks.
Monopoly is natural in a de ocracy system,,,
The country is so poor and they want to build skyscrapers.... use money to improve the lives of the poor people by providing free education and so on...
China (Co unist) --> easy to be developed countries
India (Republic with all problems ) --> so hard to be developed countries
A better development for poor people shouldn't be sturborn
Slumdog Billionaire the sequel
This agitation completely misleading public
Mumbai slum city of india, i agreed with these people slum shouldn't be redeveloped
Relocated them to the moon