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Mumbai's Aarey Milk Colony now labeled a forest under the aegis of the Forest Department

Aarey Milk Colony was inaugurated for dairy development and marketing in 1951 by the then Prime Minister of India. This area was the brainchild of Ramon Magsaysay Awardee- Dara Khurody and it cropped up due to the increasing demands of milk as Mumbai became the epicentre of rapid urbanisation in India. It was renamed 'Aarey Forest' in 2020 in a bid to protect the green cover of this city from further damages emanating from the urbanisation projects. Let us find out how well Mumbai's Lungs are faring during this pandemic!

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