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#Mumbai Suffers Who Cares...

The #BoomCityDoomCity campaign launched on the Earth Day has now

transformed into #MumbaiSuffersWhoCares as a group of activists and

NGOs have intensified the drive to focus on the degradation of environment

in Mumbai Meyropolitan region (MMR).

The NatureConnect’s endeavour is to further spread the word and obtain

as many signatures as possible for its online petition address to the Chief

Minister of Maharashtra.

“Let us not wait for the Environment Day to raise our voice. Let us consider

everyday as the environment day,” said The NatureConnect’s Editor in

Chief B N Kumar.

“Nobody seem to care for Mumbai,” laments Nandakumar, founder director

of Agri Ekavira Aai Pratishtan (SEAP) which has taken up cudgels to

protect the city’s environment.

Hills and mangroves are being systematically destroyed. After Parsik Hill’s

destruction, now quarry operators have turned on to hills at Jasai in Panvel

taluka creating dust pollution and blasting the hills, he said.

Both The NatureConnect and SEAP have stressed that they are not

against infrastructure development which is a must for socio-economic

growth. But it should not come with destruction of environment and damage

to the ecological balance.

The NatureConnect has requested all to sign the change.org petition by

clicking on this link: https://www.change.org/p/focus-on-environmental-

degradation-on-environment-day-and-

everyday?recruiter=29763990&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=

copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

 

“We owe it to our children. Let us pass on the nature that we inherited to

the next generation without much damage,” said Kumar.