Brief: The gaothans, koliwadas and adivasi padas in the MMR

UDRI is assisting the local koli and adivasi communities in asserting their land rights as well as their development rights. Many of these communities are now on lands which are extremely lucrative for development and hence, are facing a constant threat of eviction in spite of being in the same place since time immemorial. UDRI is attempting to frame guidelines for rational development of these congested but traditional neighbourhoods of Mumbai.