A 535-acre slum in Mumbai has started using beacons to advertise local products, part of a project by Google, the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Swansea University to improve the slum’s retail market visibility.
Dharavi is one of Asia’s largest slums, according to Ananya Bhattacharya, a writer for Quartz India, and has a manufacturing and retail sector worth around $1 billion. The slum mainly deals in leather products, pottery, jewelry, and textiles

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