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Harish Pandey, an environment activist working with New Link Road Residents Forum, has written to the
Pandey has asked the mangrove protection cell to immediately take corrective action and book the culprits.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Pandey said, “For the last 15 years, citizens have been fighting for green patches, But even in such remote areas that are inaccessible,
He said he was given a tip-off that the land was being reclaimed and that he was trying to locate for 15 days where the damage was taking place. “I went with a fisherman in low tide last Sunday to check the place and the site visit by mangrove protection cell was done on Thursday. I have also complained to the wetlands protection committee,” Pandey said.
Range forest officer S Deshpande of the mangrove protection cell said, “We are taking corrective action.’’