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1

Where is Mumbai?

West Coast of India, next to the Arabian Sea - in the Maharashtra state

2

How does Mumbai link with other countries?

Has a port which can go to America, Africa and other middle eastern countries
Airport links to London, America and many other European countries

3

How is Mumbai important to India?

Wealthiest city in India, accounts for 6% of India's GDP, largest number of TNC HQ's in SE Asia, main Indian stock market, busiest port & airport in India

4

How is Mumbai globally important?

40% of foreign trade, 25% of industrial production, 1 of the world's top 10 centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, HQ of many Indian financial institutions, large number of International companies, largest amount of foreign investment

5

Why has Mumbai grown in population?

Urbanisation, natural increase, migration (1.97m migrated in 2001-2011)

6

What is a formal economy?

Work done with knowledge of the government - regular wage, assured rights, wages are taxed

7

What is an informal economy?

Work done without the official knowledge of the government - don't pay tax, no worker's rights

8

What is the largest squatter settlement in Asia?

Dharavi

9

What are the opportunities associated with living in Mumbai?

Very low crime rates, sense of community, good work ethic, 80% of plastic recycled, people walk everywhere, $1bil in products produced yearly, 15,000 factories, 85% employed, lots of development opportunities

10

What are the challenges of living in Mumbai?

Access to basic services is limited (95% of households had lower access to clean water than the recommended amount), risks of illness and disease, low wages therefore people turn to crime, 40% of population live in poor quality housing, large volumes of waste is expensive to deal with