Shut out of Mumbaiís mills years ago, ten families set to move into their own homes


Around 600 of the 6,925 chosen beneficiaries are yet to submit documents to determine their eligibility. Mhada has so far scrutinized documents of 4,000 families, and declared 1,675 eligible for flats.

Like Ghorpade, 57-year-old Srikant Ramchandra Devdas, who is originally from Karnataka and worked at Elphinstone Mills, is looking forward to the day he can move into an apartment with his family of four.

"I think it will take a couple of months more to actually move in. Now looking back at the hardships we have gone through, I feel very happy. After the mass exodus from the mill, I was lost, my family was lost. I didn't know how to earn money. I started working as a tailor and managed to rent a room in a chawl in Prabhadevi," he said.

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