‘Deconstructing’ the Yamuna floodplains…

This is what mindless construction on the Mithi river of Mumbai led to back in 2005.

Mumbai Floods 2005

The land-deprived city of Mumbai – a city lying adjascent to a sea! – now faces the flood crisis every year.

mumbai floods 2

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Coming back to Delhi – we have been ‘planning’ a similar fate for the city as well.

It is therefore requested to the Government and to the concerned authorities to take note of the same and – STOP the construction on the Yamuna floodplains – leading to an ecological deconstruction of the floodplains and of the entire city.

Image courtesy a concerned citizen from Mumbai via Email.

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Dr. Govind Singh
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Dr. Govind Singh is an Environmentalist, Academician and Consultant based in Delhi and is the Co-Founder of Delhi Greens NGO. He holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi. Dr. Govind Singh has over six years experience of teaching in the University of Delhi and over twelve years experience of working in the Environmental Sector.

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6 thoughts on “‘Deconstructing’ the Yamuna floodplains…

  1. As long as we do not consider environmental planning in all contexts floods will remaina regular event in India…be it in mumbai…or in the northeast

  2. Respect to your silence campaign but, if they don’t hear you how on earth are they going to get your urgent message! Or maybe you’re on holiday. 🙂

    The issue of governments allowing the building on flood plains is an international problem and an interesting dilemma. The London authorities are also well ahead on plans to build 10s of 1000s of houses of the Thames flood plain. Considering the record floods England has had over the last month this idea is obviously complete madness!

  3. Me….am right here…just that am pretty disgusted with how some of the things are going….and am a li’l worried I might post something that may be right…but be so offensive to some…that its held against me!!

  4. > am a li’l worried I might post something that may be right…but be so offensive to some…that its held against me!!

    Really?! Not sure who you are referring to but just do as you feel is right.

    I’m over in Norway at the moment (just a week) and they have had lousy weather here too. Seems the planet is not too happy with the human species at the moment!

  5. The silence’s been killing me too…there’s so much happening that needs to be reported….(and mailed to people and places). But would still stay shut for the next 10 days now….with an undying hope.

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