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Kutch camel breeders crowdfund expense to fight case to save mangroves

DNAHM120900 | 5/17/2018 | Author : Smitha R | WC :448

The Camel Breeders Association in Kutch has taken to the internet to wage a battle to save several acres of mangrove. Realising that they will need financial assistance to fight a legal battle against the Kandla Port Trust, which has leased several acres of land (a considerable part of it is mangroves) to to private parties for setting up salt manufacturing units, the association has sought financial help through crowdfunding.
In January 2017, several Maldharis reported mangroves being uprooted by private companies on land leased to them for salt manufacturing. The companies illegally destroyed four square km of mangrove forest by blocking creeks and erecting embankments to keep tidal waves from coming ashore. This blockade killed
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