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NOW LAND GRAB IN THE NAME OF NURSERIES

nursuryWith the increase in prices of plots in the city, the land mafias have found new way to grab them. A look around the city shows how many plots across the city are being encroached upon in the name of nurseries and continue to escape the scanner of authorities. Looks like the land mafia has found a new way to grab open plots by way of nurseries where decorative plants and trees are sold. According to statistics, there are nearly 76 plots in Vashi, Nerul, Sanpada, Koperkhairane and other nodes of Navi Mumbai that belong to CIDCO and NMMC but are encroached upon by nursery mafias who are allegedly sheltered by local political leaders. For instance, heart what this worker working in one of the nurseries at Koperkhairane says when asked about the owner of the nursery. For those who do not know the name that the worker is taking is that of a former Dy. Mayor of Navi Mumbai. Another gross encroachment of public land was seen at Nerul where four big nurseries are operational on public land. CIDCO Director Namdeo Bhagat accepts that the encroachment public land was due to negligence on part of authorities. At NMMC, DMC Encroachment N T Jadhav could give us a lame assurance of taking action on these illegal nurseries soon. Without any doubt, the encroachment of public land by alleged nursery mafia is another example of authorities-political nexus working in the city. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.

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