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“Poverty is the worst form of violence,“ Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Mumbai is the wealthiest city in India as the commercial and entertainment capital. Nicknamed the ‚City of Dreams‘ it is arguably the most westernised city in the country but despite this there are nearly half a million homes (493,000 to be precise) that live below the poverty line, this is families who do not earn Rs. 600 (€ 7.50) per family member per month.
 
As one of the major issues facing its ever growing population India has a struggle ahead of it in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor. During a celebration of the 25 Greatest ‚living‘ Legends, Indian activist Ela Bhatt, who is known for her social work since the early 70’s, spoke on the issue of poverty.

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