Huge trees axed at Nazarbad
News

Huge trees axed at Nazarbad

September 20, 2018

Mysuru: A person, who was awarded the tender by the Forest Department to cut dangerous branches, has allegedly axed huge trees which has angered environmentalists.

Huge trees were felled near Sri Vani Vilas Ursu First Grade College and the environmentalists who rushed to the spot have opposed such an act by the Forest Department.

Meanwhile, environmentalist Banu Mohan said that the Forest Department had given permission to cut down five branches of the trees which were posing danger and accused that the person, who was awarded the tender, had chopped down huge trees itself and was transporting the logs in trucks. She further said that the process of chopping trees began about 20 days back and since then, trees were axed and logs were being transported in trucks. On Tuesday too, a huge tree was being axed and when questioned, the person showed the permission letter, which states that only small and dangerous branches must be chopped, she said and added that the person had obtained tender for Rs.2,500 for chopping branches. But he has felled huge trees itself worth lakhs of rupees, she alleged.

She said that when the Forest Department officials were told about this, they said that they do not have staff so they had given the tender and even MCC officials said that they cannot cut branches which are very high. If this continues, there would be no trees in city which would take toll of the environment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Posts
ABOUT

Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.