Citizens attempt to revive mahua trees in Mumbai
Afforestation initiatives are important in a city like Mumbai where the city has lost over a 100,000 trees in the past five years, with the numbers dripping from 3.1 million in 2016-17 to 2.97 million in 2020-21 as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Environment Status Reports. The city has a per capita tree cover of 0.28 according to a study by the NGO, Praja Foundation.