sprawl in the heart of Mumbai is Dharavi’s maze of dilapidated shacks and narrow, odorous alleyways home to more than one million people.
estimated single room factories - plastic, metal and paper recycle units, leather and textile units, glue, pipes, soap and candle making unit and many more.
estimated number of un-organized work force that work in the units in Dharavi.
roughly the number of people that are involved in waste picking, aka "ragpickers".
waste generated in Mumbai on a daily basis.
$ 1 billion
estimated combined turnover of the units in Dharavi (2012).
of Mumbai’s waste is given a new lease of life in what is known as ‘Dhavari’s 13th Compound, earning Dharavi the title of "recycling marvel".