Mumbai, one of the busiest cities in the world, would come to a standstill if it were not for its Dabbawallas. Every morning, these Gandhi-topi clad men push carts and bicycles feeding lakhs of people with their home-cooked meals. 

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While we have glamourised the profession and made heroes out of them, their lives are still a struggle. Owning a house remains a distant dream for most of them. 

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Now, however, according to the Mumbai Mirror, the Maharashtra government is going to build houses for them under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. 

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The decision to build these houses was taken in a meeting presided by Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who reportedly ordered the state departments and officers to make homes available to the dabbawalas. 

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 Pawar also ordered to build Mumbai Dabbawala Bhavan.

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Now, about 5,000 dabbawalas will have a roof over their heads that they can thankfully call their own.