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523 wetlands and mangroves destroyed in Maharashtra in five years

523 wetlands were destroyed in Maharashtra

“Despite several court orders, municipal corporations in Mumbai, Thane, Mira Bhayander and Vasai are ignorant about conserving wetlands,” Stalin said. More than 500 we tland destruction cases were reported in five years. Beefing up security and tightening laws were the only ways to protect wetlands, experts said. A court order protecting them and several reports pointing out their importance notwithstanding, ...

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PICS: Rs 1 Cr sanctioned to beautify Portuguese-era 15th century Ghodbunder Fort near Thane

Thane: The revival of the dilapidated Ghodbunder Fort, which dates back to the 15th century, is now one step closer to reality as the Thane district administration has sanctioned the first installment of Rs 1 crore for its restoration and beautification. Over the past few years, the fort, which is one of the few historic and heritage structures in the district, had been left ...

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Bombay High Court refuses permission to cut mangroves in Mira-Bhayander creeks


The Bombay High Court has said the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation has interest in only removing mangroves. The court was hearing an application filled by MBMC to hack mangroves to clean 12 creeks that would affect over 2.85 lakh square metres of mangroves. The bench headed by Justice Vidyasagar Kanade said that the corporation seemed to be interested in cutting mangroves so that ...

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Produce green clearance docs for building 3 metro stations: HC

Mumbai, Mar 10 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today asked the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) to place before it documents pertaining to clearance from the Union Environment Ministry (MoEF) for construction of three stations in South Mumbai under the Metro line III project. The MMRCL, however, claimed before the HC that the nod of MoEF was not needed after ...

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Illegal burning, destruction of Mangroves at Malad-Malvani, Police Fail to take Action


Illegal destruction of Mangroves by dumping of garbage, scrap and other debris and then setting it on fire – showing that the fire was caused accidently was observed in Malad-Malvani over the last 2-3 days. The police have failed to take action and no complaint or FIR has been registered. Malvani police officials were unavailable for comment. Social activists in the ...

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24% of Goa beaches severely damaged by erosion says Water Resouces Dept Report


PANAJI: Goa’s beaches, which attract a million tourists every year, are gradually reducing with erosion gnawing away nearly one-fourth of the state’s coastline. Around 25km of the 105km of the coastline has been severely damaged by erosion due to natural as well as human factors, water resources department has said in its latest report. The department’s report paints a very ...

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