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Navi Mumbai civic body assures to protect environment

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, Feb 23 (UNI) Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has expressed its inability to shift industries from this satellite town but assured that efforts will be made to protect the environment.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner M Kokate said the industries in the city, around 35-km from Mumbai, were set up nearly 45 years before while the corporation was born by bringing several villages together only 12 years before. Hence, it would not be possible to shift the industries from the Turbhe and Belapur belt.

He was speaking at a function organised to release a report on results and trends on health and environment 2004-05 prepared by B S Mahajan, programme coordinator Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

He, however, assured that the civic body was undertaking measures to protect the environment and pointed out how this area got cleared of all the water and debris within 24 hours after the July 26 deluge.

Speaking on the occasion S Bhattacharya, Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, called for participation from the youth in protecting and maintaining the environment.

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