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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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LESSONS FROM THE DELUGE: PRIORITIES FOR MULTI-HAZARD RISK MITIGATION

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Some of these (flood concentration areas in Mumbai1) have a tendency to disrupt traffic and paralyse city life. A number of steps such as de-silting of drainage and clearing of nallahs are taken up by Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) and Railways to avoid such flooding. However, a combination of heavy precipitation and high tide may make such flooding unavoidable.

 

—Mumbai Disaster Management Plan, Government of Maharashtra, 1999.

A WATERSHED EVENT

Business as usual, irrespective of drought, plague, famine or riot has been Mumbai's hallmark through the great cotton boom of the mid-nineteenth century to becoming one of the great megacities of the early twenty-first ...

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