In the slum people have to live with many problems. Dharavi slum was the biggest slum in the world for a long time. Another reason is because of the expulsion of inhabitants and factories in the city center.

These slums come with many issues for people including the lack of planned access to clean water and sanitation systems, poor health, lack of education, unemployment and the prospect of crime. Abstract Dharavi is a slum which is known worldwide. The slum generates between $330 million and $670 million annually, according to the Hindu, a Bombay daily. Next to the open sewers are water pipes, which can crack and take in sewage. Located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Dharavi is considered the largest slum in the world. It holds 600.000 up to 1 million people.

To be sure, Dharavi residents who oppose the plan could stop the project, observers say. Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, lies on prime property right in the middle of India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay).

Dharavi is a slum located in Mumbai, India. The largest slum in the world, however, is located in Mexico city with four times more people than Dharavi. While the adjectives describing them are unpleasant to the senses, the list of problems is specific: lack of water supply, safety hazards for women and children, poor maintenance and lack of a sense of sanitation. There are so many houses and places where people live that they can not count exactly. There are two main reasons why Dharavi slum grows.

During the British colonial era, Dharavi Slum was established in 1882. The slum is home to thousands of cottage industries, ranging from embroidered skirts and snack foods to belt buckles and pottery items. This is an estimate ofcourse because nobody really knows.. But, the negative impacts that result from slums are alarming. People have to go to the toilet in the street and there are open sewers.

6 Negative Impacts of Slums Slums are heavily populated urban areas characterized by substandard housing, inadequate access to clean water and sanitation, and a constantly changing residential population. Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce embroidered garments, export quality leather goods, pottery and plastic. A $2 billion development project aims to rehouse slum dwellers in high-rise apartment blocks built next to the slum; This is controversial as it will break the sense of community to the settlement; Improvement schemes: Bottom-up approaches Everyday the potters brick kilns send huge black clouds into the air which pollutes the air and makes the cloud black and Sion hospital complains about the heavy black smoke that's making their patients case worse. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing units spread across the slum and are sold in domestic as well as international markets. Today's Dharavi bears no resemblance to the fishing village it once was. One reason is because of the migration of poor rural people into urban Mumbai. However, despite falling behind in size to it's competitors, Dharavi is still huge - it houses anywhere between 500,000 to 1 million people, and the area has slowly become the hub of numerous commercial activities.

The state of disrepair of common toilet units is a familiar story. The Dharavi slums face a lot of problems like noise, water and air pollution, it also has no sewage or drainage systems. Many are second-generation residents, whose parents moved in years ago. The new arrivals set up camp illegally amongst the city’s waste and open pipelines which is certainly not suitable habitation settlements.

Health Problems as social problems of Slums in India: Besides, there is hardly any good quality of drinking water available there. While India’s life expectancy is 67 years, the average life span in Dharavi is less than 60. C hildren play amongst sewage waste and doctors deal with 4,000 cases a day of diphtheria and typhoid. It is a squatter settlement which packs a million people crammed into one square mile in Dharavi. As of 2012, 863 million people called a slum their home.

The slum has severe public health problems, with a long history of epidemics and other disasters. The major problem in Mumbai is the growth of squatter settlements known in India as SLUMS. Therefore they drink contaminated water.

It is home to more than a million people. All these are social problems of slums … Virtually all housing has been constructed illegally, and is extremely crowded and small.