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Build mangrove cells across all coastal states: Environment ministry panel

Mangroves act as a natural buffer against storm surges, cyclones and sea level rise.
Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants, trees, shrubs or ground fern of tropical and subtropical intertidal regions of the world. (HT photo)
Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants, trees, shrubs or ground fern of tropical and subtropical intertidal regions of the world. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 09:06 AM IST
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Phase 2 of wall construction around mangroves gets nod

The state’s coastal protection authority has given its go-ahead to the forest department to commence the second phase of construction of concrete walls to protect mangrove forests across 16 locations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). With a construction cost of ₹13 crore, the walls will stop debris dumping and encroachments at mangrove forests.
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Updated on Feb 05, 2020 12:46 AM IST
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Bullet train project to affect 11 mangrove species, 177 types of birds

At an estimated cost of 1.10-lakh crore, the bullet train project will span 508 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Of this, 155.76 km falls in Maharashtra and 23.5km lies within the state’s coastal regulation zones.
Construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR) project would affect eleven types of mangroves trees, 177 species of resident and migratory birds.(HT Photo)
Construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR) project would affect eleven types of mangroves trees, 177 species of resident and migratory birds.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Versova sea link: Nod to cut mangroves in Mumbai under high court lens

The HC was hearing a plea filed by activist Zoru Bhathena, opposing the MSRDC’s plea seeking the court’s permission to cut 1,585 mangroves for the construction of the Bandra-Versova sea link.
Mumbai, India - May 8, 2018: Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - May 8, 2018: Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 05:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Bullet train: Japanese agency will not allow destruction of mangroves

The bullet train will run at a speed of 320kmph and cover the Mumbai-Ahmedabad distance in an expected three hours.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is helping India build the bullet train, has said they will monitor the entire process of compensatory plantation and survival of mangroves for the project. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is helping India build the bullet train, has said they will monitor the entire process of compensatory plantation and survival of mangroves for the project. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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BMC plans walkway, mangroves along Mithi river

Design includes jogging track, viewing gallery; 25 trucks of debris cleared from site, work fast-tracked
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi visited the site where Mithi river meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim causeway on Friday, and directed the H west ward office to clean the riverbank and plant mangroves
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi visited the site where Mithi river meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim causeway on Friday, and directed the H west ward office to clean the riverbank and plant mangroves
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

3,000 mangrove trees ruined: Vasai resident’s three-month probe gets 3 booked

The HC has ruled that the destruction of mangrove forests across Maharashtra and construction within 50 metres (m) of mangrove areas is illega
The three-acre area in Vasai, Palghar district, where mangrove trees have been destroyed.(HT Photo)
The three-acre area in Vasai, Palghar district, where mangrove trees have been destroyed.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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32K mangroves to be razed for bullet train, NHSRCL confirms

The reassessment came a week after the Maharashtra transport minister told the Assembly that 54,000 mangroves would be lost to the project. The latest assessment states 32,044 trees will be axed.
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Fresh survey says 32K, not 54K, mangroves to be axed

The latest assessment found 32,044 trees will be axed across 9.8 hectares, which is 21,423 less than the figure released last week
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 29, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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Mumbai’s 2nd-largest natural area Thane Creek needs to be saved

Thane creek, located between Mumbai harbour is 26 km long and its narrower upper areas have mudflats, salt pans and diversity-rich mangroves forests which urgently need to be saved.
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds using the Central Asian Flyway.(HT File Photo/Praful Gangurde)
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds using the Central Asian Flyway.(HT File Photo/Praful Gangurde)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 12:05 PM IST
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Uran mangroves razed, say activists; Cidco unclear about source of debris

Raigad district collector says directions issued to investigate claims; Cidco says unknown persons to blame
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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MoEF cleared plan to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, Bombay high court told

In all, 32.43 hectares of mangrove forest area in Mumbai and Thane needs to used for India’s first high-speed rail project, a letter from MCZMA to the director, Coastal Regulation Zone, MoEF, said. The letter said 53,467 mangrove trees spread over 13.36 hectares will have to be cut for this.
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Over 50,000 mangroves trees to be cut for bullet train project, HC told

The Bombay HC is hearing the rail corporation’s petition, challenging the MCZMA’s decision to defer their proposal of razing mangroves for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

With no tidal water, Navi Mumbai loses 4.5 acres of wetland

Activists alleged that the road expansion work of NH-348 destroyed the 4.5 acres of mangrove patch.
The patch of mangrove at CSF Punjab Warehouse dried as tidal water flow was stopped.(Ht PHOTO)
The patch of mangrove at CSF Punjab Warehouse dried as tidal water flow was stopped.(Ht PHOTO)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Bombay HC allows 1,585 mangrove trees to be cut for new sea link from Bandra to Versova

he high court’s approval was the final clearance the state body required to begin work on the 11,332-crore Bandra-Versova sea link
The Bombay high court(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay high court(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Mangroves dry up in Mumbai: Suburban collector asked to probe, take action

Sand bags kept by miscreants at Carter Road, Bandra stop tides, kill mangroves; officials promise action
Dried up mangroves at Carter Road, Bandra in Mumbai on Saturday.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT PHOTO)
Dried up mangroves at Carter Road, Bandra in Mumbai on Saturday.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

9,050 mangrove trees razed in Uran in 2018 for government projects

In what may be one of the major cases of mangrove destruction in Maharashtra, 9,050 mangrove trees across 10 hectares have been destroyed in Raigad district this year
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 09:40 PM IST
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A first in Navi Mumbai: 4 held for dumping debris in mangroves

Even though 30 first information reports were filed this year for this crime, no arrests had been made due to lack of evidence
Last year, over 200 mangroves trees near Vashi railway station in Navi Mumbai withered due to plastic and other garbage dumped near them.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Last year, over 200 mangroves trees near Vashi railway station in Navi Mumbai withered due to plastic and other garbage dumped near them.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Published on Oct 26, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Uran bypass to reduce traffic snarls at cost of 1,350 mangroves

The 1.8-km road proposed to be built by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) to connect Uran and Panvel will cut through two creeks and destroy more than 1,350 mangrove trees
HT found large tracts of cut mangroves and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay High Court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavaan village in Uran taluka, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 25, 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
HT found large tracts of cut mangroves and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay High Court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavaan village in Uran taluka, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 25, 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 05:41 AM IST
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Blocking sea water killed mangroves in Uran: Maha forest department

After the investigation, forest department sent details of the findings to Ramdas Koli , petitioner in the case
Vast tracts of mangrove forest have dried Hovercraft Jetty in Uran.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Vast tracts of mangrove forest have dried Hovercraft Jetty in Uran.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Published on Jun 16, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Citizens, NGOs fighting to save mangroves, wetlands across Mumbai

With land mafia eyeing mangroves and wetlands across Mumbai, citizens, NGOs, state machinery as well as courts are focusing on conserving these green spaces in the financial capital of the country. According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are in high demand as they can be potential hotspots for construction and infrastructure development.
According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are in high demand as they can be potential hotspots for construction and infrastructure development.(FILE)
According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are in high demand as they can be potential hotspots for construction and infrastructure development.(FILE)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Dahisar wetlands turns into parking lot for tourist buses again

Encroaching upon or destroying mangroves is illegal under the rules for wetlands and is also in violation of the orders issued by the Bombay high court to protect the green cover.
In March 2016, HT had reported that 1,000 mangroves have been cut to create space to park tourist buses along the new link road between Dahisar and Borivli. I(HT)
In March 2016, HT had reported that 1,000 mangroves have been cut to create space to park tourist buses along the new link road between Dahisar and Borivli. I(HT)
Published on Apr 10, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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