CAT has convened the “Concerned Citizens’ Commission – an Enquiry into Mumbai’s floods 2005”. The CCC report is based on public hearings held in some of the worst affected parts of Mumbai like Jari – Mari, Govandi, Saki Naka, Kurla. The report was released on July 26, 2006, one year after the floods.
The main objectives of this report were:
- To develop a reliable picture of the floods in Greater Mumbai and document what actually took place, the extent of damage to lives and dignity of persons, along with a detailed examination of property loss and damage, linked critically to the issue of relief and compensation.
- To determine the causes and factors that led to the flooding, including the role of the state executive, government and administration in implementing the Disaster Management Plan
- To understand the role of the MCGB and the State police in pre-empting, containing and controlling damage to life and property
- To recommend a set of measures to better anticipate natural calamities and to minimize their impact; and to ensure that Disaster Management Plan is implemented effectively.
- To identify people responsible for inaction and hold them accountable.
- To ensure effective citizen participation in the planning of the city and in disaster management.