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‘Water Inundation in Chennai Due to Unscientific Approach to City Development’

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Even a moderate rainfall causes water stagnation in Chennai these days.

Even a moderate rainfall causes water stagnation in Chennai these days. This is the result of unscientific master development plans for the city, according to environmentalist and water management specialist Dr Janakarajan. Successive governments were interested only in building residential, institutional, commercial and industrial areas and acquiring land for the construction of roads, not in preserving the ecosystem or the environment, he says.

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