WHAT HAS CHANGED AFTER UR­BAN FLOODS

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Mumbai The Bri­han­mum­bai Stormwa­ter Drainage

Project is be­ing redesigned. A rapid flood risk as­sess­ment for the city is be­ing car­ried out by the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Bom­bay.

Su­rat Un­der the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Na­tional Ur­ban Re­newal Mis­sion, drainage

re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, con­struc­tion of road­side drains, flood pro­tec­tion mea­sures and de­silt­ing of the Tapi river are be­ing

taken up by the Gu­jarat gov­ern­ment.

Chen­nai An early warn­ing sys­tem for ur­ban flood man­age­ment is be­ing de­vel­oped by the Cen­tre for Re­mote Sens­ing, Anna Univer­sity, and the Tamil Nadu

gov­ern­ment. Hy­der­abad A pi­lot project on Ur­ban Flood Im­pact As­sess­ment

for Hy­der­abad is be­ing taken up by the gov­ern­ment of Andhra Pradesh in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Na­tional Dis­as­ter

Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity and Greater Hy­der­abad Mu­nic­i­pal

Cor­po­ra­tion.

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