The forgotten and fading Mithi river of Mumbai: A comic strip depicting its state

Mithi river_Comic strip

The story of Mumbai’s haphazard, clustered growth and expansion that has taken place at the expense of river Mithi is illustrated in this comic strip by Dhwani Shah. It depicts how a free flowing river, on whose banks the initial settlement grew, today is conveniently termed as a ‘nallah’.

The river has been taken over by the planners and the well wishers of society, sabotaged in the name of development. Pollution and encroachment have aided in the rivers degradation. Unfortunately even the average Mumbaiker is blissfully ignorant of this colossal loss.

View the comic.