Contrast in Mumbai

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Contrast in Mumbai. India has been described as a “Rich country where poor people live.” From 2000 to 2005, The Indian Economy grew from $460.2 Billion USD to $906.3 Billion, making it the second fastest growing economy in the world after China. Mumbai is land of some of the world's richest people. It is also home to the world's poorest. It is a city of swanky malls and shabby chawls (slums). It's a city where skyscrapers exist with sprawling slums. In India's financial capital, the rich-poor divide is a stark reality... Despite India's economic growth, the gap between richer and poorer households has not been bridged. One of the world's top 10 centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, Mumbai is also home to Asia's largest slum. Mumbai is India's capital city in which most government money is gained. This is due to tax rates, the more money you earn the more tax you have to pay. Due to the fact that Mumbai is large for it investments most income is located in Mumbai. While half of the city's population lives in slums, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, lives in a posh 27-storey building, named Antilia. Over 40 percent of India's almost 1.2 billion population live in poverty.Although rich people earn way more money than the poor, the rich still have to pay over 15% of income to the government. Whereas the poor earn quite less and pay absolutely nothing to the government. The low-lying slums that stretch out across the land are as much a part of the traditional image of Mumbai as the skyscrapers in India’s commercial and financial capital. Seen from above, the intricacy of these two worlds is impressive: the gray blotches formed by the closely packed jumble of corrugated iron roofs contrast with the bright towers and less cluttered areas of the city’s residential and business neighborhoods. Today, Dharavi occupies a 175-hectare area. The

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