Lots of people in Mumbai are employed in the informal economy. Finance and IT service employed highly skilled people living in Mumbai. There has also been a boom in the service sector for low-skilled people in Mumbai. They provide services to other Mumbai residents- taxi services, hairdressers, waiters, street vendors etc.
Look below to remind you what these stand for:. In order to understand our Urban Issues and Challenges topic, you need to know what an urban area is! This is known as urbanisation. Look at the definition below to remind you:. You need to understand that urbanisation is happening quicker in some places more than others and that some places have larger urban populations than other. Look at the key fact stars below to remind you of some of these trends.
Mumbai is located on the western coast of Maharashtra state in western India, bordering the Arabian Sea. The city is on a narrow peninsula a piece of land that is almost entirely surrounded by water but is connected to the mainland on one side on the southwest of Salsette Island, which lies between the Arabian Sea to the west, Thane Creek to the east and Vasai Creek to the north. Three million people commute from surrounding areas to Mumbai for work. The population of Mumbai is constantly growing, taking the young workforce from neighbouring cities.
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