Rohit Sharma

Mithi: Recounting a river’s apathetic journey
July witnesses the highest rainfall due to the monsoon but with it comes the risk of flooding, especially in slum clusters in one of India's most populated cities--Mumbai. Swati Bansal posted 6 years 3 months ago

For Kaleshwari Yadav, a resident of Morarji Nagar slums in Mumbai, rain is not her biggest worry; it is the lack of it. Residing adjacent to the Mithi (meaning sweet in Hindi) river, she says when it doesn’t rain, the stagnated river becomes a breeding ground of deadly mosquito vectors of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

Household waste entering Mithi  in the slums of Bhim Nagar