ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Land for Mumbai's Millworkers

The Government of Maharashtra is making delayed amends for its neglect of Mumbai's jobless textile millworkers by building houses for them on a part of the premises of mills which have closed down. However, much remains to be done and a large number of workers are still homeless. Given the value of the city's real estate, mill owners continue to use fraudulent means to hold on to the prime land. Even the central government's National Textile Corporation, which is also selling and developing mill lands as real estate in Mumbai, has not been above board in its dealings.

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