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Crossing Continents - India - The Real Slumdog Story


Mukul Devichand reports from Mumbai on a controversial scheme that may be able to provide the answer to the developing world's slum problem. Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, has gained greater exposure thanks to the film Slumdog Millionaire. The scheme to raze it to the ground is said by its backers to be the template for slum re-development across the developing world. Private companies are being asked to re-house the poor in tower blocks in return for prime real estate. But is this audacious scheme an innovative solution or simply masking a land-grab from the poor?

Broadcasts

  • 2008-08-14 11:00:00 - 2008-08-14 11:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2008-08-18 20:30:00 - 2008-08-18 21:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2009-02-20 23:30:00 - 2009-02-21 00:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,