The collapse of a five-storey building and the tragic loss of life at Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar on Monday night have again drawn attention to concerns about the feasibility of allowing constructions on the Yamuna floodplains.

Activists who have been campaigning for a ban on all constructions on the Yamuna floodplains say the collapse should be a point of reference for ongoing and future constr

Significant lessons can be drawn from grassroots experiences of coping with extreme weather for reducing the vulnerability of the urban poor to climate change. This paper examines the household and community coping strategies used by low-income households living in Korail, the largest informal settlement in Dhaka. This includes how they use physical, economic and social means to reduce risk, reduce losses and facilitate recovery from flooding and high

While rains that lashed the township late last night did bring the mercury down by a few degrees, residents were left to handle waterlogged roads and erratic power supply.

NEW DELHI: The week ended on a harrowing note for most Delhiites with water-logging and traffic jams playing spoilsport for yet another day on Friday because of rain.

Pune After water logging in the parking lot of Pune district and sessions court, the Pune Bar Association (PBA) has asked the public works department (PWD) to fit inter-locking blocks at various locations on the court premises. Heavy rain has resulted in waterlogging in parking lots, near the main building and near Pune lawyers consumer society.

Pune Though the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) had taken the requisite measures to tackle monsoon-related grievances in the Cantonment area, water-logging was reported from various parts of the cantonment jurisdiction due to heavy rain.

Pune Even as the city is witnessing heavy rainfall only since the last five days, many societies in Kondhwa and NIBM road are facing water logging.

NEW DELHI: Favouring preparation of a comprehensive new drainage action plan in coordination with various civic agencies, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has said that unless such a step was taken the city would continue to face water-logging woes.

Mumbai: Will the ghost of dry 2009 be exorcised? It

Mumbai Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Wednesday there was no guarantee against flooding in the city, his remark coming after several promises by the government and multi-crore projects undertaken after the 2005 deluge.