Where have all the parks gone?

As Mumbai stayed indoors during the lockdown this summer, it felt like nature was taking over the city. However while we all share images of flamingos in Navi Mumbai, and monkeys having a pool party in Borivali, the fact still remains that Mumbai’s green spaces are under threat.

Green cover and deforestation are major environmental issues for Mumbaikars, and they cut across the city, which lost 60% of its green cover in the last 40 years.

Whether it's Aarey and the Metro, or Amarsons Garden and the Coastal Road project, our parks are disappearing, despite the BMC’s promise to create 100 new urban forests. We worked with VICE Media to interview people from their homes to ask them how they felt about Mumbai’s green spaces.

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