You are at Toxics Alert > News > Fencing on cards to protect mangroves in Versova from garbage spilling over
Toxics Alert, an environment news bulletin from toxics link Toxics Link
Issue 57
January , 2015
View issue number:
  Home  |  Editorial  |  Feature  |  Interview  |  News  |  Policy  |  Updates  |  Reports / International News  |  Partner

* NEWS

Fencing on cards to protect mangroves in Versova from garbage spilling over

Source: Indian Express, Date: January , 2015

The mangrove cell has stepped in to save mangroves of Lokhandwala-Oshiwara area after it was found that the garbage from the dumping of waste in an area owned by the civic body appeared to be spilling over into the surrounding mangroves. The cell has asked the civic ward to construct fencing around their operational area and clean the mangroves at the earliest.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) operates a two-acre ‘refuse transfer station’ area near the Versova lagoon surrounded by mangroves. At a refuse transfer station, garbage from nearby areas are brought in by smaller garbage vehicles and get transferred to the bigger vehicles that take the garbage to the dumping grounds.

Read more:
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/fencing-on-cards-to-protect-mangroves-in-versova-from-garbage-spilling-over/

EDITORIAL  • FEATURE  • INTERVIEW  • NEWS  • POLICY  • UPDATES  • REPORTS / INTERNATIONAL NEWS  • PARTNERS