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Mumbai developers co-opt slum dwellers

Developments rehouse, employ former slum residents

[MUMBAI] By the time Indian developer Babulal Varma stepped in, bulldozers and police with truncheons were a day away from forcibly evicting the last residents of a corrugated-roofed, rain-tarped slum that had grown like a tumour into a prime area of central Mumbai. This time, Mr Varma recounted