Mithi (Mahim)

Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Posted on 17 Sep, 2019 05:26 PM

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Lake congestion worsened Kerala floods: CWC
News this week Posted on 12 Sep, 2018 08:05 AM

Clean chit to dam management, CWC says congested Vembanad lake worsened floods in Kerala

Vembanad lake in Kerala (Source: ATREE via IWP Flickr photos)
Ministry eases green norms for coal mine expansion
Policy matters this week: MoEF eases green norms for expanding coal mines; government to undertake review of existing water-related laws; site visit becomes mandatory before forest land diversion. Posted on 21 Jan, 2014 03:31 PM

Green norms eased for expanding coal mines

An open cast mine (Source: Garavi Gujarat)
The forgotten and fading Mithi river of Mumbai: A comic strip depicting its state
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 Posted on 17 Jan, 2013 09:25 AM

Mithi river_Comic strip

Why Mumbai must reclaim its Mithi – A study by Observer Research Foundation
This report deals with the study on the neglect and virtual turning of the river Mithi in Mumbai into a sewer. Posted on 08 Jun, 2011 05:05 PM

The river, along with its estuarine reach, provides the much-needed green lungs to the city in the form of mangroves. Neglect of this river was the main cause of the catastrophic floods in Mumbai on 26 July, 2005, which claimed nearly 1,000 lives. In what could be a monumental urban transformation initiative to be undertaken anywhere in India yet, ORF has proposed a grand vision for the reclamation of Mithi River. The study report and a documentary film ’Making the sewer a river again - Why Mumbai must reclaim its Mithi’ on the dreadful conditions of the river, was released in May, 2011 in Mumbai.