Noida: Activist alleges trees being cut illegally near Garhi Choukhandi to make way for flat dwellers

Gr Noida based green activist Pradeep Dahaliya has complained on IGRS portal about illegal felling of trees in green belt near Garhi Choukhandi village of Noida along the main City Centre connecting road. He said that on one hand the Forest Department is spending lakhs on tree plantation on the other it is turning a blind eye towards felling and cutting of trees without permission. Dahaliya alleged that the tree cutting was being done to make way for people residing in nearby housing societies. He had asked the Forest Department to furnish a reply if any permission was granted ahead of cutting of thee trees otherwise “strict action should be taken against the violators,” he said. Dahaliya had also asked the department for information on provision of watering the trees and safeguarding them in the event of fire.

He told that despite making numerous complaints of tree cutting no concrete action has been taken against any of the violators and asked the DFO of GB Nagar to intervene in such matters.

Prasoon Pant,