India Environmentalists Oppose More Development in Mumbai

After Mumbai’s state government enacted changes to a special development district for the Seawoods development in the city, Asian Age quotes a spokesman with the Navi Mumbai Environment Preservation Society said the move is a way to benefit developers at the expense of lands of ecological importance.

At issue is the construction not only more highrise buildings but also a golf course on wetlands in the area. Never mind, of course, that the additional building would benefit Mumbai residents and maybe others seeking work or better living space or a better quality of life.

Environmentalists would rather people live in shanty towns, like Dharavi or Maharashta (which is in the photo for this post), or in bad living conditions. To them.any attempts at development to better the lives of people in a given area or even overall is wrong if not literally a sin.