Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Gorai and Manori residents up in arms over lack of basic amenities

    Mumbai: Life in Manori and Gorai, the go-to spots on holidays, is not a beach for its residents. For a combined population of around 25,000 people, the two settlements, separated by a creek, don’t have a hospital, maternity home or even a cremation ground. Many residents have to cremate the dead by the sea.Hanock D’souza, a Gorai local, said they are helpless since it has been years since they asked for a

  • Mumbai: Massive loss in mangrove saplings in last 4 years

    Mumbai: In a massive setback for the environment, more than 94,000 saplings planted by the state mangrove cell at Charkop and Malwani have died in the past four years. Maharashtra government has plans to plant 50 lakh mangrove saplings by 2019 to revive degraded wetlands.

  • Bandh observed to protest tourism hub

    Bhayandar : To protest the government’s determined move to wipe out the last natural frontier in Mumbai and its outskirts by imposing the recreation and tourism zone (RTDZ) in the Gorai-Manori-Uttan belt, a successful “bandh” was observed on Sunday by villagers in the notified areas.

  • Fishing ban: fishermen in Uttan are reluctant

    Mumbai : In order to encourage breeding and enhance depleting marine production,  fishing community of Satpati, Dahanu and Arnala in Palghar district have decided not to venture into the sea from May 15.