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Climate Change Photography Contest 2009

Urban Underbelly

Special Mention: Sumit Ashok Kesar, August 2009, Mumbai – Urban Underbelly: This garbage dump leaching toxins into the Malad creek in Mumbai poses a severe health risk to millions of innocent citizens. A nexus between the construction mafia and the garbage disposal mafia has swallowed huge tracts of life-giving mangrove forests, which are first illegally dumped on, and then declared as wastelands for construction of malls and business centres. The fact that these areas are highly susceptible to sea-level rise has been ignored by short-term developers and their political partners.
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