Success in Charkop

April 29, 2007

We received a complaint in the first week of April from Ravindra and Manisha Chalwadi of Sector 8, Charkop, Kandivili(W) that every morning at around 5:30 am 2 trucks were regularly coming and dumping debris at a particular spot close to their building.

Usual complaints at the neighbouring police station and the Ward Office, R (Central) yielded no results.

Then on 27th April 07 Manisha and Vaishakh jointly visited the Collector and brought the incident to his notice. As of 28th April the dumping stopped with a flying squad of BMC nabbin the two trucks early in the morning.

On 30th April Manisha and Vaishakh will be visiting the Tehsildar at Dahisar to further lodge a complaint and find out the details about the truckers.

Preliminary informtation suggests that the land belongs to MHADA in which case they should be the ones taking interst in protecting their land.


Summer interns for mangroves

April 29, 2007

We are pleased to have Varun Jagger and Vaishakh N joining as summer interns with Mangrove Society. Both of them are First Year Bachelor of Management Studies  students at Jai Hind College and showed a keen interest in working on environemntal issues. They have joined as of April 20th and will be on internship till atleast June 15th.

MSI will be paying an internship and travel allowance to them.