Mumbai: Construction of a retaining wall along the Vakola nallah by Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has enraged activists.

Activists opine that the wall will destroy the mangroves next to the nallah, which is in direct violation of the Bombay High Court order of 2005, ensuring protection of mangroves in Maharashtra.

Water conservationist and Magsaysay Award Winner, Rajendra Singh, who was in Mumbai last week to talk about the Mithi, lists some of the steps that can be taken to revive the river

The sources of the Mithi River

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
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Mumbai: Environmentalists take a leaf out of Magsaysay winner

Mumbai: Mithi river, much abused by encroachment and pollution, is set to receive a fresh lease of life. In a bid to revive Mithi's pristine glory, a group of environmentalists from the city, inspired by Magsaysay Award-winning conservationist, Rajendra Singh, formed a core group, christened Mithi Sansad, with 60 members and a five-member coordination committee, for the purpose.

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The absence of public toilets is causing immense hardship to the people in Mithi.

Shopkeepers, social workers and common people say that though Mithi, the district headquarters town, has a population of over 50,000, the municipal administration and its town planners never considered to build public toilets in main areas of the town, in shopping canters, tourists' spots and other public places.After visiting various colonies, private clinics, bus stops, markets and shopping centres, this correspondent has observed that this aspect of public service has received no attention.

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For nearly a month, a vast stretch of the much-abused Mithi river

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A deep disregard for lessons from the 2005 floods has made Mumbai

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