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In Mumbai, Marathwada Migrants Rise Above Poverty Line

Author : Abhishek Waghmare | 2016 |
Published By: India Spend

At the foot of a hill in the central Mumbai suburb of Ghatkopar, 350 families from drought-hit Nanded and Latur districts stay in rudimentary homes. Migration from these arid districts–which lie to the southeast of Mumbai–is an annual affair, but this year, thanks to a drought that, in some parts, is one of the worst in a century, there are five times as many migrants as normal. Despite the rough conditions, migrants earn enough money in Mumbai’s construction industry to climb above the poverty line.

URL : http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/in-mumbai-marathwada-migrants-rise-above-poverty-line-79514

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