Chennai Floods are Not a Natural Disaster – They’ve Been Created by Greedy Town Planners and Dumb Engineers

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s response to the floods in Tamil Nadu is frightening.

A report in NDTV quotes her as saying, “Losses are unavoidable when there’s very heavy rain. Swift rescue and relief alone are indicators of a good government.” These words are intended to normalise a human-made disaster, and gloss over the pathology of urban development under successive administrations.

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