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BOMBAY-Reprieve, But No Protection

BOMBAY-Reprieve, But No Protection

 BOMBAY Reprieve, But No Protection Ignatius Chithelen EACH day around 350 people enter Bombay nursing a burning hope that the industries and establishments in the city might require an additional pair of hands. From 2,7 million in 1951 to about 8 million at present the population of the city has been exploding; so too the need for anything which resembles a house. While ap- proximately 10 per cent of the population lived in slums in 1947 and 18 per cent in 1961, by 1977 the figure had shot up to 40 per cent with another 10 per cent occupying old, dilapidated buildings, many of them worse than the slums.

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