Mumbai: Aaditya Thackeray surveys Aarey forest with officials

Updated: 14 September, 2020 18:25 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

The areas visited were the hillocks at VIP guest House, area near Newzealand Hostel and locations of forest near some tribal Hamlet.

Aditya Thackeray with ministers
Aditya Thackeray with ministers

In an all-important visit, environment minister Aditya Thackeray along with senior government officials visited Aarey Milk Colony on Friday in order to see the area which can be brought under forest.

Thackeray tweeted, "Along with Forest Dept Prin. Sec. Milind Mhaiskar ji, Environment Dept Prin. Sec. Manisha Mhaiskar ji, the Aarey officials, SGNP officials, and MLA @prabhu_suneel ji we carried out a physical survey of the open lands of Aarey that would be brought under "Forest" protection."

On Friday the minister along with Forest secretary Milind Mahiskar, environment secretary Manisha Mahiskar, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest-Wildlife Sunil Limaye, SGNP CCF Mallikarjun, Aarey Milk Colony CEO Nathu Rathod had a visit to Aarey Milk Colony to identify several forested patches.

The areas that were visited include the hillocks at VIP guest House area, area near Newzealand Hostel and locations of forest near some tribal Hamlet. Post the Aarey visit environment minister also visited SGNP where a meeting took place. Government officials present during the meeting gave detailed inputs regarding the forest in Aarey. Sources from the forest department told that areas that are rich with forest cover have already been identified and in upcoming days a final map about the same would be prepared and put in the public domain for suggestion and objection.

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First Published: 12 September, 2020 09:23 IST

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