Forest Fear

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Mumbai suburbs are on forest land but who should be blamed?

By Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi

Mumbai’s new issue is – it is developed on the forest land. To this effect MP Kirit Somaiya has field PIL in Bombay High Court. It was all started when Forest Department came out of their hibernation after 50 years and announced that some of central Mumbai residential development in suburbs is on forest land. Project of Nirmal, Runwal, Merathon and other were on stake. Hundreds of buildings and thousands of residents were stun by the declaration. And the department announced that even western part of Mumbai is declared forest land hence it should be evacuated.

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