Once we requested the BMC officers the place will we put the boat, they instructed us, ‘this isn’t your baap ka jaagir’ and requested us to take away the boats from the jetty,” says Sanjay Baikar. The 45-year-old resident of Worli Koliwada, is a member of the native fishing neighborhood that identifies this because the land of their forefathers, having lived right here for generations, incomes their residing by fishing off the coast of Mumbai.
Like others, they too have been dealing with bother as a result of development of the coastal street—an under-construction eight-lane observe alongside the western coast extending from Marine Strains within the south to Kandivli within the north.
Baikar, secretary of Vanchit Machhimar Haji Ali Sahkari Sangathana Maryadit, says fishing within the space has been affected within the final three years, ever since development started off Worli. “The fish do not come this aspect due to development noise. We make Rs 300 from promoting the catch, and spend Rs 500 on the boat diesel,” he says. With livelihood…
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