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MUMBAI

Bullet Train will kill 54,000 mangroves & Mumbai

MUMBAI: Expressing shock over the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) clearance to hack about 54,000 mangroves for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, environmentalists have appealed to the President and Prime Minister to save the all important sea plants by finding an alternative route for the high speed train.

“Coming as it does ahead of the World Forestry Day being celebrated on March 21, the clearance to run the bullet train over mangroves across 13.36 hectares is a big blow to the City’s environment,” said an online open letter by The Nature Connect and Shree Ekvira Aai Pratishtan.

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The NatureConnect.com has request's all to sign the change.org petition by clicking on this link

The Nature Connect joins Divyaang show

NGO Drzya brings stunning show to City


NAVI MUMBAI:  A unique show by Divyaangs will be held at Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium on Sunday with focus on nature care.
The programme, called Sang Divyaang (In company of Divyaang), will feature messages for protecting the environment, caring for the nature and the importance of Swachh Bharat campaign, apart from other key social messages, said Geeta Poduval founder of NGO Drzya which is organizing the event.
Environment campaign group The Nature Connect.com which is supporting the event aims to spread awareness about the need to connect the people with the environment, said activist B N Kumar. NMMC Commissioner Dr Ramaswami N, Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Kumar and Director General of Audit Alka Rehani Bharadwaj will the guests of honour.
Apart from entertaining, the artists from across the country will present inspirational musical dance performance. Another unique feature of the interactive programme is that the amazing performances have connect with the audience, Geeta said. Epitome Kurries and Legacy Finvest are also supporting the programme.
Drzya has been conducting Divyaang events pan-India, apart from training the differently abled in focusing on their talent and skills, winning accolades. A sample of their programme can be seen at: https://youtu.be/6VYRtFxE5g4.
Geeta, a motivational speaker and former government audit officer, has won a series of awards for her unique achievements. 
Among the performers at Vashi will be: Javed Choudhary – Pune’s one-legged key member of Indian para-basketball team, marathoner and dancer;  Yogesh – mobility challenged National and State level bodylifting champion from Agra and a soulful dancer;  Swapnil Patil – Visually challenged academic achiever and a perfect dancer ; Aangikalaa – An inclusive dance group from New Delhi and Akash – a dancer with one hand.

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75%  of wetland filled, ‘Mangrove Warrior’ complains

Complaint sent to Konkan Div Commissioner


https://www.facebook.com/nandakumar.pawar.9/videos/1999161046829963/

In a missive to Konkan Divisional Commissioner, the High Court appointed authority to check mangrove protection, NGO Shree Ekvira Aai Pratishtan (SEAP) has drawn his attention to massive destruction of wetlands.

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RIVERS

Ganga water quality improving, claims Govt

NEW DELHI: River cleaning and development is a continuous process and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) supplements the efforts of state government in cleaning of river by providing financial assistance to the state government. NMCG has sanctioned a total of 105 projects of sewerage infrastructure in Ganga basin states at an estimated cost of Rs 17,484.97 crores for river cleaning and Ganga rejuvenation. Out of these, 26 sewerage infrastructure projects have so far been completed resulting into creation of approximately 421 Million Litres per Day (MLD) additional STP capacity through construction / rehabilitation and approximately 2050 KM new

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At Gangotri, the sacred river is full of silt.