Monday, January 18, 2021
Home Environment Felling of 315 Trees When Air Quality is Worse in Delhi

Felling of 315 Trees When Air Quality is Worse in Delhi

The Delhi high court sought a response from the AAP government

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the AAP government and others over a petition against an order for felling of 315 trees for redevelopment of Ayur Vigyan Nagar in the national capital.

A Division Bench of the high court presided over by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice over the petition filed by Abhishek Dutt through advocate Varun Chopra and slated the matter for further hearing on December 11.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

During the course of the hearing, Advocate Varun Chopra argued before the bench that about 315 trees were being cut or transplanted in order to develop Ayur Vigyan Nagar, which is near the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and is the home to a large number of Corona warriors, besides patients.

“While the Covid-19 pandemic is underway and the air quality is already very poor, the taking away of these 315 trees is almost like taking away 315 lungs and ultimately deteriorating the air quality which is already severe,” said Chopra.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

He also said that there are various studies that suggest that transplantation of trees is not a very successful process and hence, the said order passed by the Delhi government shall stay immediately.

Delhi Trees
A Division Bench of the high court presided over by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice. Pinterest

The plea sought quashing of the Order dated 14.09.2020 issued by Dy. Commissioner of Forests (South) for felling/transplantation of 315 trees for redevelopment of Ayur Vigyan Nagar.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: जम्मू-कश्मीर में भ्रष्टाचार कम करने के लिए पहली बार बना कानून : मोदी

The said order has allowed large-scale destruction of the vegetation and tree cover of New Delhi for the purposes of Government redevelopment, wholly ignoring the air pollution and serious environmental concerns that affect the health of the citizens of the capital, the plea said.

“News reports on Transplanting of Trees show that the process is not a very effective or a successful one, especially in India. In fact, the rate of failure is too high. In the context of New Delhi and the surrounding areas, that failure can be irreparably damaging to the environment and to the inhabitants of the NCT of Delhi and around,” the plea said.

ALSO READ: World War Against The Oppressed Yemenis

“No amount of landscaping and tree planting can properly compensate for the loss of precious green cover. Even planting saplings for each tree which is felled is not enough considering the large size, the ecological impact of larger trees, and poor survival rate of saplings,” the plea added. (IANS)



Most Popular

Here’s Why Radha Rani is Worshipped Along With Lord Krishna

We have been listening to stories about the immortal love between Radha Rani and Lord Krishna since our childhood. They have been portrayed as...

Let Us Clear Your Data Security illusuion Here!

As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion...

Tech Review (OnePlus Band): Good Looking Fitness Band With Decent Features

As the demand for wearable devices grows in India, OnePlus is leaving no stone unturned to use this opportunity in fulfulling consumers needs in...

Majority Senior Citizens Feel That Economic Challenges in India is The “Biggest Issue”

The majority of the senior citizens of the country believe that current state of the economy is among the biggest issues that India needs...

Coronavirus: A Psychological Threat For The People, Says Expert

A US-based doctor has asserted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected people psychologically a lot, especially those who tested positive and remained in isolation...

Here’s How Technology Enables Fluid Lifestyle Across Cities, Generations

With over 50 per cent (564.5 million) of the Indian population connected to the internet, the shift to 'activity' as opposed to 'location' has...

Here’s How Strawberry Cultivation is Going To Transform The Region of Jhansi

Jhansi which is well-known as the land of valour is all set to write a new chapter and strawberry cultivation would play a pivotal...

Rapid Blood Test Can Predict Severe Disease Risks in COVID Patients

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test could predict -- within a day of a...

Recent Comments