Do you feel Mumbai is getting more and more polluted?

@prasanta (1949)
India
December 17, 2006 1:15pm CST
The population of Mumbai is increasing everyday. The rules and regulations of the city is breaking down. Formerly (25 years back), people used to board in buses forming queue. Getting into a train was not at all difficult, but today it is no less than a war. The citiy's water is olluted, spreading diseases. Air is polluted causing lung diseases. What can people do to improve the condition of the city without depending on governments?
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• India
17 Dec 06
Mumbai one of the more,mostly polluted and populated city in india though it is the gate way of india it is horrible not only mumbai most city in india are polluted much some mesures should be taken by the government otherwise it will be too late
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• India
18 Dec 06
as i dont think i that mumbai is so much populated but i thionk before it get more populated govt should take some action before it become daken
@kpisgod (994)
• India
17 Dec 06
There isnt much that can be done in mumbai right now.First its a low lying area and alllow lying areas has problems with diseases and all.And about air pollution what can govt do about it?all they can bring i is laws and try to enforce it,but when we ourselves are breaking those laws what can be done? Thats why navi mumbai is being used.Esp the waterlogging and tidal problems are controlled here.And road system is being improved and also skybuses are proposed
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
19 Dec 06
Western suburb of Mumbai can be developed with nice plan, where plenty of vacant land is available. However, builders are misusing those and creating concrete jungle without proper systems. Government should immediately stop giving permission for erecting buildings in Western suburb. Navi Mumbai too is almost full. People are afraid of going to Panvel, which is flood-prone.
• India
18 Dec 06
Mumbai has a very high incidence of chronic respiratory problems, arising from extreme air pollution. The causes of pollution are mainly industries in the eastern suburbs and New Bombay, garbage burning by the BMC, and insufficient control over emission levels from vehicles Pollution has affected the movement of the monsoon and scientists are finding it difficult to predict its movement. Atmospheric pollution in Mumbai is caused mainly by vehicular pollution, particularly from old taxis. "To reduce this pollution vehicles should be made more fuel efficient and people should avoid burning garbage in the open," he said. Reduced pollution levels will strengthen monsoon activity. Located close to Thane-Belapur, the largest chemical industry zone in Asia, New Bombay is exposed to high levels of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals released by these industries. Studies conducted in 1974 had led the Central Public Health Engineering Research Institute to oppose the proposed location of New Bombay. However, CIDCO ignored this advice and proceeded with the development. In a representation to the National Human Rights Commission, it has been pointed out that several chemical factories flout regulations by releasing noxious gases clandestinely at night. The memorandum alleges that chemical industries have not made investements into effluent processing. The 22 air monitoring stations owned by the BMC carry out routine checks of nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and suspended particulate matter. Carbon mono-oxide levels are not monitored. A recent study by the EPRC found very high levels of this gas from traffic exhausts. The high-risk areas were found to be VT, Bhendi Bazar and Parel. Nightly burning of garbage at the 100 hectare Municipal Garbage Dump north of the Chembur-Vashi road affects Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mankhurd and New Bombay. Environmental Health Rights Organisation of India (EHROI) claims that the level of particulate matter around the dump is about 2000 microgrammes per cubic meter. WHO norms put an upper limit of 150. A recent study by the Environmental Pollution Research Centre (EPRC) found that about 10% of the population of Chembur suffer from bronchitis and respiratory distress caused by pollution. The study found that Sulphur dioxide levels have fallen in recent years, whereas nitrogen dioxide levels have risen.
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• India
18 Dec 06
nothing, dependency is a virus that has been eating into our soul since the time we bowed down to kings and expected them to take care of us. we still expect our modern-day kings (those in GOvts.) to take care of our problems. we are too self-conceited and complacent to take up a broom and clean our problems ourselves. in western countries, i've heard you are penalised with community services like sweeping roads and cleaning garbages, if you are caught littering the streets. tell me franky, how many of us would agree to pick up the broom?(I wouldnt) we have jamadaars to take care of our filth!!just today, i saw a pix of tram being reintroduced in Paris. My! what beautiful trams!! Its not that they dont have their problems,France was notorioulsy burning quite sometime back, but they have an inherent sense of beauty, discipline and hygine in their every day lives, which we Indians sadly lack. Our apathy towards ourselves, is truly amazing!!!
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@sureshmoe (974)
• India
18 Dec 06
Pollution - Air pollution
Yes...There is a lots of polltuion in mumbai. The effects of pollution on the human health is: Pollutants can cause disease, including cancer, lupus, immune diseases, allergies, and asthma. Higher levels of background radiation have led to an increased incidence of cancer and mortality associated with it worldwide. Some illnesses are named for the places where specific pollutants were first formally implicated. One example is Minamata disease, which is caused by organic mercury compounds. Adverse air quality can kill many organisms including humans. Ozone pollution can cause respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat inflammation, chest pain and congestion. Water pollution causes approximately 14,000 deaths per day, mostly due to contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage in developing countries. Oil spills can cause skin irritations and rashes. Noise pollution induces hearing loss, high blood pressure, stress and sleep disturbance.
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@jal1948 (1360)
• India
17 Dec 06
Be more proactive and take the politicians they have voted to power to task.
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@iAlicia (758)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Honestly I have no idea. I don't even know where this place is on the map!?
• United States
17 Dec 06
Most populated city in india
• India
18 Dec 06
thats right it is the most populated
• India
18 Dec 06
Hey girl.. Mumbai is a very important city.. Sort of commercial capital of India.. U oughtta read up..
• India
17 Dec 06
dude i agree tht mumbai is stinkin, sinkin and goin to dogs.. but wat r v mumbaites upto..?? arnt we turnin a nelson's eye and a deaf ear towards the plea of mumbai..
@prasanta (1949)
• India
19 Dec 06
You are very correct. But life in Mumbai gives people perhaps everyting available on the surface of earth, however, not the most precious thing, which is caled 'time'. When to think and fulfil duties?
@ricky1209 (1677)
• India
24 Dec 06
yes as the populatin is increasing on mumbai... the pollution is also increasing... it is full of vehicles industries people.... so its very polluted...n increasing day by day...
• India
23 Dec 06
yes totally..with more and more industries being setup and also with more and more vehicles..
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
18 Dec 06
Pollution in Mumbai - The polluted Mithi river in Mumbai
Yes Mumbai I getting worst now a days.Dou to increase in population and limitation of resources the city has to face this day.Also the no of vehicles on road is increasing resulting in pollution.Also due to wide spread of the city and limited administration support is creating problems and example of which is seen during floods in 2005 and in 2006 recently.Also people are also responsible for this situtaion.People from other states come for making money and make the city dirty as they are looking for short term profits.Also the industries are expelling their waste in the rivers thus polluting the water.In addition to this the fool anti social elements are creating disturbances like the recent burning of Deccan Queen.All these things are polluting the Mumbais natural and social atmosphere, and if nothing done soon will result in very bad results.
• United States
18 Dec 06
Vehicular pollution is probably the number one enemy choking Mumbai and its residents. With an average of 13.5 lakh cars on the city’s roads — and 200 vehicles being added every day — this is a monster of gigantic proportions, and growing all the time. The construction boom across Mumbai makes matters worse. The frenzied rush to build housing units, malls, multiplexes and more has a dark side to it: suspended particulate matter, silica content and toxic gases that leave the city gasping.
@vikranth (179)
• India
18 Dec 06
yes its geting polluted n may b its 1st city in pollution....
@1986ankush (1241)
• India
18 Dec 06
yes mumbai is very much polluted when i had reached there i had seen it but it is maximum harmfull due to sunami,dont you think so
• India
18 Dec 06
yeah its gettin dammn 2 populated
@adit4all (31)
• India
18 Dec 06
YES, Bombay is getting polluted day by day and each and every second. All We can do is Fight against the government to see that it brings its policies into act and then we could help a lot by planting plants and trees. WWF-India provides saplings for free to be planted if you promise to nurture and care for it evryday.
• India
18 Dec 06
Mumbai defiantely is gettin worse in case of pollution... But why r we talkin only of mumbai... in india itself so many places... the best step first is to improve the drainage system which is worse at many places.... then the vehicles... Remove those corrupt officials whu issue a non pollution certifiacte to a polluting vehicle...
• India
18 Dec 06
yes mumbai is really getting polluted day by day. and the condition is horrified , and difficult to breathe in fresh air
@calvin222 (1607)
• India
18 Dec 06
This is a universal phenomena. all cities in fact most places on earth are being polluted by man. nature will strike out soon, to set the balance right.
@iamrich (88)
• India
18 Dec 06
i think mumbai is not the only place where there is pollution problem...but ya in mumbai it is in excess...firstly the humidity is also very high and number of vehicles,factories,have also increased in mumbai......its mainly due to globalisastion.......government is implementing laws but noone follows them.....