Mumbai ‘s periodical inundation problems-lessons to be learned by others .
Corruption, lack of expertise , appointment of non qualified people and research in municipalities are the causes.
IAS officers appointments to the top is not the answer .All state governments over years have milked the municipalities due to heavy tax collections and increased urbanisation .
They have neglected appointment of highly appropriate teams for expansion plans ,civic plans and infrastructural needs and has only done firefighting untill the advent of next election.
Soon the prediction to low level cities facing rising levels of sea like mumbai, countries like Bangladesh,Maldives, Indonesia of submerging is likely to happen.Heavy rains will worsen the scene in addition.
They need Proper planning ,stopping of reclamation of river ,sea,tank beds and proper planning of drainage system, storm water drains,refusing permission for real estate expansion at the cost of agriculture and spending on infrastructure at war footing .
The present white elephant municopalities must be decentralised and corrupt,lazy and inefficient staff to be sent on VRS.Stoppage of funds for municipal councillor’s as quota is the cause for mis appropriation of funds and bad condition of infrastructure.
This a wake up call for this decade .jaihind. more
1. Unplanned growth
2. Encroachments supported by politicians and corrupt bureaucrats
3. Irresponsible citizen throwing all garbage including plastics into the drains
4. Climatic changes inducing heavy concentration of rains over a smaller area
The only way is to control the so called development and go back to basic living, even if it means travelling a step backward. Remember, 20-30 years ago we were happier than today. Then what is the meaning of development and what for we want it? more
Improve infrastructure. more