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State Government Approves Rs 35cr For CCTVs To Supervise Over Mangroves

Nearly, 106 sensitive sites have been detected wherein 279 CCTV cameras will be positioned.

State Government Approves Rs 35cr For CCTVs To Supervise Over Mangroves
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On Monday, the Maharashtra government sanctioned Rs 35cr for CCTV cover to supervise over mangroves to protect and conserve them in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Nearly, 106 sensitive sites have been detected wherein 279 CCTV cameras will be positioned, reported the Times of India.

The project is said to be seen through three phases. Firstly, the CCTV cameras will be put in Bhiwandi, later they will cover central and western Mumbai. In the third phase, it will screen Navi Mumbai and Thane creek flamingo sanctuary.

This resolution comes in the backdrop of the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. This report detected 12 coastal cities in India, of which Mumbai was a part that is susceptible to submergence owing to the rise of sea level. It is said that mangroves act as natural protection against cyclonic storms of which recently, the city has witnessed two this year, namely, Nisarga and Tauktae.

In the meeting led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, along with a spending of Rs 25cr, a Rs 30cr budget for Mangrove and Marine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation was authorized as well. With Bombay Natural History Society, an MOU was signed to examine the flight path of birds translocated throughout Maharashtra. 

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