Monsoons and Flooding Expose Mumbai Overdevelopment


South Asia’s floods reached epic proportions last week. The extent of the disaster is staggering – 1,200 casualties in Mumbai, Nepal and Bangladesh; 40 million affected; 18,000 schools closed and 1.8 million children unable to attend. Mumbai is the richest area in the flood-hit region but has not been spared the tragedy due to a complete lack of preventive measures.