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HC allows mangrove cutting, removes MTHL's last hurdle
We are satisfied the project is a public utility project, said a division bench of Justices Vidyasagar Kanade and Nutan Sardessai. In October 2005, the HC had banned cutting of mangroves or construction and dumping of debris on mangroves and its buffer zone. For MMRDA, the HC nod is one of the final approvals it needs to go ahead with the project. In addition, it will undertake compensatory mangrove plantation on 223 hecta res through the forest department's mangrove cell.
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