Then in May all the water dried up from that point onwards. Furthermore, the roots of mangroves prevent silting from entering the sea, which would otherwise damage corals. Mumbai is called the home of the Indian film industry. Objectives of the project: 1 To popularise the mangrove conservation amongst the student community. With the city also knownas financial capital of India, one can find a wide variety offinance and marketing jobs in Mumbai.
However, the forest department is clueless about such massive destruction of mangroves, despite the area is close to the highway. Sincerely, Felix Briaud Hello, I would begin by congratulating your organization for the noble and commendable efforts undertaken by you for the saving the Mangroves. How much public money is being spent on this? Is it a case of fence eating the crop? In India, mangroves in many places have been highly degraded. I was wondering if someone from your organization would be willing to do a taped interview for this report. Hidden away in the bosom of the mangrove patch between Bandra and the Maharashtra Nature Park is a system of fishing pools built by the Kolis two decades ago.
For example, even in a country like India - you can get almostevery kind of vegetables. Stalin said the most alarming destruction was by villagers in the Airoli-Rabale-Ghansoli coastal belt. They are a complete ecosystem that is a conglomeration of several species of flora, fauna and biotic features in an area and their interaction with each other. Now since a month there has been an increased incidence of dumping of debris and the modus operandi this time is t dump between 2 — 6 am. The cell also wishes to build a recreational space around the mangroves that would attract more visitors. Maybe the purpose is not to provide storm water drainage but to kill the mangroves and then reclaim and create real estate? Jairam Ramesh Union Minister for Environment and Forests Mr. The crunch for space has exacerbated the conflict between the environment and urban development.
Oil or gas exploration, petroleum production, and accidents by large oil tankers cause significant damage to mangrove ecosystems. The Essel Group has maintained that they are not aware of the issue. Sandhu and others, Dumping of mud and debris has resumed at the 500 acre plot opposite Millat Nagat. Roots of the Water World Mangrove forests have a unique character of floating foliage and roots. . The cell has deemed the Thane creek as a flamingo sanctuary, with a view to promote eco-tourism and create awareness.
We are currently investigating the possibility of shooting a report on the issue of mangroves in Mumbai. Earlier, though mangroves were under the purview of the Coastal Regulation Zone, the authorities were hardly bothered about protecting them. The cement comes from limestone mining and the sand is from dredging river beds. However, I will send field officers to check the site. For best results, right click and open images in new window The initial dumping of debris over mangroves and preparing ground for slums has just started. Hello, My name is Felix and I work for a Delhi-based production company called Diwali Production formerly known as Babel Press. Dahisar West, Malad, Mira Bhayander and Vassai-Virar stretch face constant threat of mangrove destruction.
As a result, people tend to associate mangroves with filth and smell, says Mr. Maharashtra in turn is located in India. Debris dumping and creation of bunds are choking mangroves, resulting in killing of so many trees in the last few months. This blog is maintained by the Mangrove Society of India Mumbai Chapter as a means of recording 1 various instances of destruction brought to its notice 2 disseminate information about actions taken by the Society 3 events The efforts are carried out on a voluntary basis and over the years the activity levels have reduced considerably for want of organised partcipation from the community but we try to best we can. Their are lots n lots of places tovisit. Mangrove forest destruction and depletion of its natural resources pose one of the most serious social problems in India.
In Andaman and Nicobar Islands about 22 400 ha of mangroves were lost between 1987 and 1997 Table 1. But the tag of forests has made it difficult for developers to obtain permission. The Royal Bombay Seamans Society. Shanoor Seervai for The Wall Street Journal Mangroves in Versova, Mumbai. The American Library collection focuses primarily on U. They need to be safeguarded instead of destroyed under the guise of development, he said. Your vigilance can indeed help and we do hope that the mangroves are saved from further destruction.
Green activists say the government is the biggest culprit for the depletion of in India. For the human world, mangroves form a very important barrier against storms and high tides, saving the coasts. Requesting all those marked on this list to show their involvement in this important violation. This is all that remains after almost 70% was destroyed in land reclamation projects, according to Debi Goenka, a Mumbai-based environmentalist. Mangroves are evergreen forest found extensively in the estuarine regions where mud-flats are wide and gently sloping. Research worldwide has established that mangroves are effective carbon sinks.
They are also entitled protection under the prevailing forest conservation regime, the Maharashtra Private Forest Act 1975, the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and the Maharashtra Felling of Trees Regulation Act 1964. Knowledge about the benefits of mangroves increased significantly in Mumbai as well as the rest of India after the tsunami of 2004. MumbaÄ« , formerly called Bombay , is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. A large scale destruction of mangroves for aquaculture purpose along the east coast of India in states like Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Kolkata and Andhra Pradesh was carried out two decades ago. Between 1999-2002 almost 500 trucks of debris were dumped on top of the mangroves everyday and the whole forest was flattened out to make land for a golf course and villa scheme. Mangroves act as Buffer Zone between the land and sea and protect the coast against erosion.
Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. Occupying forest land is difficult. According to the Government of India 1987 , India lost 40 percent of its mangrove area in the last century. The mangroves are valued for its protection and stabilization of low-lying coastal lands and its importance in estuarine and coastal fishery food chains. Gorai police said it has sent a letter to the Essel group Tuesday to ascertain who authorised work on mangrove areas owned by the group. Today, many of these mangroves have disappeared and only a few remain.