ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘Fixing’ the River: Political Ecology of Changing Water Flows and Infrastructuring along the Godavari Riverscape in Nashik

Technocratic managerialism has a long legacy of infrastructuring the Godavari river to maintain the hydraulic order of Nashik city. The implementation of hard infrastructures in the riverscape has been the dominant governmentality in the city. As the city started expanding and began to spatially fix itself with more permanent roads, housing complexes, and other public infrastructures, the moments of overflow and no flow of water in the river flood and drought became incongruous with Nashik’s emerging modern urban life. In other words, they became disruptions giving rise to the need to fix the...

Epidemic of Urban Floods

Apart from meteorological and hydrological factors, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of India considers encroachment of the natural streams and watercourses due to rapid urbanisation as a major factor contributing to urban flooding (NDMA 2010). The encroachment, here, is a planning...
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