"BJP Destroying Future": Congress Slams Centre After 1 Crore Trees Cut
Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:29 PM
The Environment Ministry permitted cutting of over 1 crore trees in the last five years for development work, it informed Parliament on Friday. Responding to a question in LS, MoS for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry gave permission to cut 1.09-crore trees for development purposes between 2014 and 2019. Out of the total, highest-number of trees (26.91L) were cut in 2018-19, he said.
Snakes enter Noida localities; residents blame felling of trees
Friday, August 31, 2018, 7:02 AM
After trees were chopped for the creation of a biodiversity-park in Sector-91, residents of nearby societies have a new-problem on their hands. Many of them have complained that animals and reptiles are entering their societies, perhaps in a lookout for a new-habitat after the green-cover was lost. According to the residents, their lives are in danger, as many of the reptiles may be poisonous.
Noida Authority accepts axing of eucalyptus trees
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:56 AM
Amid all the protests against chopping of trees for the construction of a biodiversity park at Sector 91, a top officer of the Noida Authority accepted that they have felled 2,888 eucalyptus trees for the purpose. Permission from the forest department to cut 3,000 eucalyptus trees within the 75 acres of the forest-area. The budget for making this park is Rs 50 crore.