February 12, 2020 1:45 am
During a night patrol on February 5, range forest officers (RFOs) had reportedly spotted a 10,000-litre capacity tanker dumping muck, debris and construction wastewater into a creek in Kanjurmarg.
February 03, 2020 6:51 am
Kalinje Ecotourism is a part of a community-based conservation initiative by Maharashtra’s Forest Department.
March 04, 2019 1:39 am
With mangroves under threat from infrastructure work and encroachments across the city, N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forests and joint president of the state mangrove committee, elaborates on the conservation efforts, community involvement and ushering a ‘blue-green revolution’ in the coastal belt of Maharashtra, in an interview with Sanjana Bhalerao.
September 18, 2018 2:08 am
The court said that a 50m buffer zone should be created around mangrove land in which no construction activity or dumping of debris should be permitted.
January 25, 2018 4:04 am
Guards from the Maharashtra Security Force have been deployed in the areas to prevent the encroachers from returning to the cleared patches.
October 09, 2017 3:11 am
The women, many of whom are graduates, have studied in the Marathi medium. They believe learning English will give their business a fresh boost.
January 16, 2016 3:15 am
The Bombay High Court has given its nod, subject to permissions required from the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
October 08, 2014 4:08 am
With mangrove cell having no jurisdiction until mangrove areas on government land are notified and transferred to the forest department.
June 22, 2014 12:42 am
A group of 40 volunteers patrol a 1,000-hectare stretch of mangroves alongside the Eastern Express Highway daily.
April 08, 2014 3:04 am
JNPT claims all construction and activity undertaken by it is done only after receiving the necessary environmental clearance.