Govt has casual attitude toward felling of trees in Delhi: Petitioner in NGT

Updated:2 months, 4 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Jun 24 (ANI): Petitioner in National Green Tribunal Court (NGT) Anil Sood accused the government of having casual attitude toward the problem of felling trees in the national capital. He also complained of getting no response from the government’s side on his several complaints. He said, “The government is very casual on this case. For the last four months I was asking the government about its environmental clearance. For three months I got no replies.” He added, “How can you openly violate law? I'll have to run from pillar to post to get permission to chop even one tree, and you are cutting 16,500 trees. I didn't receive any response from conservator of forests, that means government doesn't have permission.” Trees have been cut in Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Tyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri, and Mohammadpur areas of Delhi.

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