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-
“We owe it to our children. Let us pass on the nature that we inherited to
the next generation without much damage,” said Kumar.