So as to create an consciousness for the safety and conservation of Mangrove forests, the Mumbai Mangroves Conservation Unit (MMCU) will arrange a Mangrove Conservation Centre and Mangrove Park throughout 8 ha in Gorai (Borivali) off Mumbai Suburban district at a complete value of 26.97 crore.
The undertaking has three vital aims of attracting, participating and educating stakeholders on the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and to make the guests perceive the significance of the mangrove ecosystem. The undertaking is predicted to be accomplished by January 2023.
The elements of the park embody a Nature Interpretation Centre (NIC), a Mangrove Path together with varied Pause Factors, Chook Observatory, Kayak Path connecting the Pause Factors by the Mangrove Path and improvement of a devoted App -based Vacation spot Data System. The park will supply a touch-based data system with data in digital actuality on the wildlife of Mangrove ecosystems. The Mangrove path includes an 800 m lengthy walkway, proposed for taking guests proper into the mangroves.The Venture has been permitted by the Maharashtra State Eco-tourism Board and has been designated as an ‘Eco-tourism undertaking.’ It has been granted the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances by the Atmosphere Division and is being funded by the DPDC of Mumbai Suburban district. IIT Bombay is being appointed because the third-party technical auditor for the undertaking to make sure correct design and development of the identical.
“Mumbai is the one megacity that has over 50 kms of Mangroves protection. We’re dedicated to its conservation and to the creation of consciousness of this pure wealth. Furthering this objective, we commenced works for the first-ever Mangrove Park in Gorai,” mentioned Aaditya Thackeray, Hon’ble Minister of Atmosphere, Tourism and Protocol, Protocol of Maharashtra mentioned.