Contrasting Mumbai

Wealth Distribution

Quality of Life

A measure of how wealthy people are, using criteria such as housing, employment and environmental factors (rather than income).

On an average, 81 persons share a toilet seat in slum areas. In some parts, as many as 277 people share one seat. Barely 14% of public toilets in these parts have access to water, forcing people to carry their own pails. To avoid snide remarks, many women wait for nightfall or scurry before dawn to use the toilets.

One in six slum households has access to piped water supply, far less than the city’s average of 50.7%.


Contrasting Mumbai, figure 1


Contrasting Mumbai, figure 1

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Contrasting Mumbai, figure 3