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| Last Updated:: 22/01/2022

Citizens attempt to revive mahua trees in Mumbai





by Hepzi Anthony





  • A citizen’s group is undertaking plantation of the mahua tree for its varied benefits.

  • While mahua was once seen in Mumbai, over the years, deforestation for urban growth, space constraints and the fact that mahua takes more than a decade to flower, have limited the spread of this species in Mumbai.

  • Mumbai has lost 1,31,585 trees in the five years between 2016-17 to 2020-21.