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The Aarey Milk Colony is a neighbourhood situated in Goregaon, a suburb of the city of Mumbai, India. It was established in 1949 to revolutionize the processing and marketing of dairy products in the city.
Amid a major controversy over cutting of trees in Mumbais Aarey colony for Metro rail-related construction, environmentalists say that development cannot take place at the cost of ecology and an appropriate way needs to be found to ensure harmony between the two.
Rishav Ranjan, a law student and one of the petitioners, on Monday thanked Supreme Court for directing the Maharashtra government to ensure that no trees are further axed at Mumbai's Aarey Colony.
Twenty-nine protestors were released from Thane jail after bail was granted to them yesterday.
The Supreme Court on Sunday took cognisance into the trees felling matter in Mumbai's Aarey Colony and said that a special bench will sit on Monday to hear the petition submitted by a group of law students protesting the action by the authorities.
A Mumbai court on Sunday granted bail to the 29 protesters, who were arrested while protesting against the axing of the trees by the authorities in Aarey colony for construction of a metro car shed.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena - alliance partners at both the centre and the state of Maharashtra - seem to have locked horns over the proposed metro shed in Aarey forest area.
Hitting out at the government over Aarey forest row, Congress on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives on environment protection were a "crowd pleaser" for the global audience.
Amid ongoing public protests against the cutting of trees at Aarey colony in Mumbai, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday backed the proposed metro shed in Aarey forest area and said that development and environment protection should be done together.
As protests continued outside the residence of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, NGO Watchdog Foundation joined the fray slamming him for supporting metro construction here by cutting trees and accusing him of double standards.