Caught on Camera and by Satellite: Mangrove destruction in Borivali

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Officials inspect 25-acre area in Borivli after allegations of mangrove destruction

MUMBAI: Following allegations that constructions carried out by a private builder led to the destruction of a 25-acre stretch of mangroves, officials from the revenue, forest and police department inspected the area in Borivli on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forests, mangrove cell, said, “Our officials, who went to the spot, found that the area came under private land. There could have been mangroves in the area but as the land is privately owned it comes under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification. Violation of this notification is not dealt with by the forest department. The revenue officials have to look into the matter.”

Prashanti Mane, tehsildar, Borivli taluka, told HT that she needed to get infor mation regarding the matter and refused to comment.

2015 23 Jan side Dharma Nagar

Google map of the place as in Jan 2015

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