Nagpur: Satellite tv for pc photos present brown patch the place as soon as timber stood | Nagpur Information

NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Company (NMC) has referred to as a public listening to for the felling of over a 100 timber which, in keeping with specialists and satellite tv for pc photos, have already been chopped down. The listening to, scheduled on November 23, is anticipated to be a stormy affair.
Not too long ago, the civic physique’s backyard division issued a discover in native newspapers informing residents in regards to the public listening to for felling of timber at completely different places between Itwari and Dighori railway stations, Nationwide Environmental Engineering Analysis Institute (Neeri) premises, in Gandhibagh zone, on Kelibagh Highway and at Futala lake.


Earlier, the NMC had referred to as out objection letters for the felling of 121 timber alongside the periphery of Futala lake for the development of a retaining wall. The permission to fell these timber was sought by MahaMetro to guard the prevailing wall and the water physique.
Nevertheless, spot inspections by environmentalists and newest satellite tv for pc photos present that the majority of those timber have already been reduce with out permission. “Just a few months again, there have been marking on the timber however the right this moment the timber have disappeared. How can NMC name for listening to when contractor DP Jain and MahaMetro have already reduce timber? NMC ought to urgently file a primary info report in opposition to each the businesses, stated setting activist Anasuya Kale Chhabrani.
Satellite tv for pc photos sourced by setting activist Kunal Mourya has introduced fore the revelations which have shocked the environmentalists. Whereas MahaMetro had sought permission to fell roadside timber, the pictures present an enormous patch of barren land reverse the lake, the place, as per activists a parking plaza is meant to return up.
TOI in contrast satellite tv for pc photos of October final 12 months, January and September this 12 months. Whereas the patch of land is totally inexperienced in final 12 months’s picture, it appears utterly barren within the picture from January.
Furthermore, September’s {photograph} exhibits that tree felling is getting prolonged. “It’s so apparent that a whole lot of timber have been illegally reduce. It’s surprising how NMC didn’t take any motion but,” stated Mourya.
NMC officers instructed TOI that they’re trying into the matter and finishing up spot inspection.
Citing the amended state tree act, activists additionally identified that the case of felling 249 timber at Neeri to assemble parking are of Ajni Metro station ought to go to the state tree committee. “Any challenge which incorporates felling of greater than 200 timber ought to be referred to state-level committee. NMC has no energy to conduct listening to on this. Additionally, there are many alternate areas to construct the parking plaza with out damaging the inexperienced cowl,” stated activists.

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