Destruction of mangroves’
conservator of forests made to the high court failed to move the system.
Dahisar residents are fighting a protracted battle to free mangrove areas that are being reclaimed and used for parking of hundreds of tourist buses and sand mining.
Token raids were launched after informing the bus owners in advance to clear the site, not restore it, allowing it to be occupied once again the next day.
Similarly, in Gorai, a private cab aggregator took over mangrove lands to make a mega parking lot.
Oshiwara residents are battling to save 400 acres of mangrove lands from being overrun by daily dumping of debris continues.
Along Thane Ghodbunder road even today,debris are dumped daily on mangroves, construction of eight tall build plaints filed at the time when the first truckload of debris had been dumped.
The biggest graveyard of mangroves is in Anjur Dive Thane, a 2km road, which was made illegally by dumping on 20-ft tall mangrove trees, almost 10,000 trucks or more of debris Despite repeated complaints the basic joint site inspection hasn’t been done by the collec tor’s office till date.
The response from the sys temisabigzero.
The fact that the 2002 satellite imagery of Kapil Sharma₹s site showed no mangroves was also conveniently ignored.
Hundreds of acres of man groves and wetlands in CRZ have been destroyed in the last five years.
All said and done Kapil Sharma has emerged as a brand ambassador for the cause of con servation of mangroves and I