Mumbai, May 17 -- A Bombay high court (HC)-appointed panel said only 26% mangrove and wetland destruction complaints filed between February and April have been addressed by state agencies.

The state mangrove and wetland committee, during its fourth meeting on Thursday, presented details compiled by various government agencies and found that 75 complaints had been filed from February to April. Of these, only 20 have been addressed, while the rest are still under investigation.

Neenu Somraj, deputy conservator of forest, state mangrove cell and member secretary of the committee, said, "Some of the cases are repetitive and inquiry is underway. We will take stock of the remaining complaints by the next meeting."

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