COVID-19: Dharavi & Mumbai’s other slums in pictures - 30 Stades

COVID-19: Dharavi & Mumbai’s other slums in pictures

A child in a slum in Mahim East, Mumbai, after collecting food from a volunteer

Mumbai lives in its slums. Out of Mumbai’s 1.24 crore population as per the 2011 census, 42 percent or about 54 lakh were inhabitants of slums across the megalopolis. With Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) turning lives upside down, these slum dwellers, most of whom are daily wagers, have been battling hunger and joblessness. Children, women, and the elderly queue up for food in Mahim, Chembur, Vadala Monorail, Dharavi, Govandi and other areas as volunteers, also our Corona warriors, go out every day to help them. Their lives in pictures:

Queuing up for food at Gaikwad Nagar, Chembur. Pic: 30 Stades
Food distribution at Chheda Nagar, Chembur. Pic: 30 Stades
Happy after receiving food packets. Children at a slum in Mahim West. Pic: 30 Stades

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A child receives a banana and a food packet at a slum in Antop Hill. Pic: 30 Stades
Corona food warriors distributing food at a slum in Kurla West. Pic: 30 Stades

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Children in queue at Mahim West. Pic: 30 Stades
A child after collecting his evening snack at Antop Hill, Mahim West. Pic: 30 Stades

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An elderly woman at a slum in Vadala Monorail area. Pic: 30 Stades
A boy plays ludo on a hand-drawn board at a slum in Govandi. Pic: 30 Stades

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Food queue at Chembur’s Gaikwad nagar slum. Pic: 30 Stades
Food queues near Sai Hospital in Dharavi, Mumbai COVID-19 hotspot. Pic: 30 Stades

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Another food queue at Dharavi. Pic: 30 Stades
Life in Dharavi. Pic: Flickr

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One thought on “COVID-19: Dharavi & Mumbai’s other slums in pictures

  1. Anuubhaa Mehta says:

    Really very touching….realities of life ….lots of prayers for getting the right support, a right connection to hold hands and make them walk the path of life full of light.

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