When the tree butchers find a nest on the tree that they are cutting, they either throw the bird’s nest down along with the eggs and the baby birds or they chop off all the branches and leaves around the nest exposing the birds to direct sunlight and rain. Birds make their nest in such a way that the nest is sheltered from the sun and rain. The baby birds need a certain temperature to grow and be sheltered
Moreover the actions of MCGM is rendering the birds homeless! As can be seen from the Video, the MCGM is also destroying the natural habitat of the animals and birds and destroying the wildlife.
Some trees have been chopped so brutally that all other branches and leaves have been chopped off and only one branch is left with a crow and its nest with baby crows in them!! MCGM is deliberately causing cruelty to animals. It is common sense that if humans can die of heat strokes, so can birds and animals.
Through a reply received under the Right to Information Act, it was revealed that the MCGM is spending Rs.5000/- per tree for tree “trimming/pruning”. And this is utilized from our tax money. And also crores of rupees is sanctioned for the planting of new trees. This is a vicious cycle. Destroy the 50 year old trees so that it dies and make lots of money in the process and then plant new trees and make lots of money in the process.
Many complaints have been given to MCGM to stop this illegal destruction of the Environment however MCGM does not have the decency to even reply to any of the complaints let alone take action. Complaints have also been given to police stations and the shocking sight is that when we go to the police station to give complaint about illegal chopping of trees, then politicians and thugs come to the police station to protect the offenders who destroy the environment! The contractors also take the video of the public who complain about illegal chopping of the trees!!
It is the unholy nexus between the Municipal Corporation, Contractors, Politicians and Wood Mafias.
According to the Article 48-A of the Constitution of India, the Government is duty bound to protect the Environment and wildlife. However MCGM is doing the exact opposite! MCGM is willfully, deliberately and intentionally destroying the environment and wildlife!
MCGM is causing irreparable and irreversible damage to the Environment and ecology and killing the bio-diversity of our city!
While the Ministers give speeches and pledges to contribute to protecting the Environment, the MCGM is actively destroying the environment and the ecology all over Mumbai.
Disturbing the ecological balance will pave the way for a great disaster and MCGM is orchestrating a huge disaster on us all.
Stephanie Christine Richards Reena Richard and my self as collecting evidence have taken this complaint to the higher authorities of Police and wildlife, if we don't get reply by taking action. we will move to high court against them