Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cutting of Trees at Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai

The recent decision by MMRDA to cut down 3000 trees in the Aarey Colony is a bad one. It seems they have little idea of the importance of the aarey forest land around Mumbai

With a population of 20000000 Mumbai emits around 3 crore tons of carbon per year. Most of it is thrown into the atmosphere. A large part is sequestered by the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. However it is one trees work at a time.

Due to the 3000 trees being cut , 52 tons of carbon will be emitted into the atmosphere. And on an annual basis a 100 tons of carbon which would have been sequestered will now remain in the atmoshphere