About Us

Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan (GBGBA) was launched as a response to the massive eviction drive that took place in Mumbai, from December 2004 to February 2005. Part of Government’s ambitious plan of transforming Mumbai into Shanghai, this eviction ruthlessly swept away 90,000 hutments, rendering tens of thousands of poor homeless. Protests organised under the leadership of slum dwellers and activists, popularised the slogan, ‘Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao’, soon taking shape of a mass movement. Stirring up the unrest among people, this movement gave way to an agitation fighting for housing rights of the Urban Poor and rebuilding several settlements such as Annabhau Sathenagar, Mandala, Rafiq Nagar, Nirankari Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Govandi and a major slum called Ambujwadi in Malwani. Presently, GBGBA works in over 20 slums of Mumbai.