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date: 16 July 2019

Mumbai, India 22 million est. pop. 2012  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Jan NIJMANJan NIJMAN

Mumbai is India’s biggest city and leading business center; it is the home of Bollywood, India’s leading film industry community. The wealthiest city in one of India’s richest states (Maharasthra), it also harbors abject urban poverty; about half of the population lives in slums. It is situated on a low-lying, monsoon-affected peninsula with high population densities. Among the main environmental problems are flooding and poor drainage, water pollution, clean water provision, and sewage and garbage disposal. ...

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