With the Delhi Metro’s expansion claiming 50,000 trees, the Forest Department was roped in to plant 5 lakh saplings as compensation. A visit to the plantation sites to see what happened next
Two district forest department employees were arrested and more than 150 quintals of khair wood were recovered on April 6.
The statement was made by Tarun Johri, Conservator of Forests, defending the approvals granted by the forest department to cut full grown “old trees” in the city.
The notice asked the forest department to refrain from felling of trees on forest land failing which contempt proceedings will be initiated.
“The owners have promised that all the 10 elephants will reach forest office for medical check-up on Tuesday as they will start for destination tonight itself to cover the distance,” official said.
Two rooms in the social forestry Kamatibaug office have been designed to comfort injured birds.
The forest department has not yet received any response to the letters it sends every two months.
With the Forest department coming down heavily on all encroachments, the owners of the farmhouses in the area are crying foul.
The department has put out a notice, giving details of khasra numbers of land it says fall under protected areas.
Governor E S L Narasimhan is also learnt to have sought the help of the Indian Air Force to douse the flames.
It had injured seven people by then, including Sadar police station house officer Gajendra Pal.
Police seized 24 walkie-talkie sets that he was allegedly taking to a Naxal group camping in the jungles.
India is the only country in the world where red sandalwood is found.
Man animal conflict z Month on,dept yet to take 1,000-sq-ft unoccupied chawl area from Aarey Dairy.
The forest department would install devices,which generate infrasonic waves,to keep elephant herds away from rail tracks.