‘2,700 trees chopped for Yettinahole project site’

Advocates for K N Somashekar refuted and submitted that the tree cutting violated existing laws.

Published: 12th November 2016 01:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2016 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MANGALURU: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Chennai on Friday heard the case of Yettinahole. The appeal filed by K N Somashekar was heard by the Principal Bench of the NGT. The Advocate General for Karnataka appeared before the bench and confessed that they have cut and removed 2,700 trees from the forest area. 


Advocates for K N Somashekar refuted and submitted that the tree cutting violated existing laws. The Chairperson took the Advocate General to task and directed him to plant 27,000 trees first as compensatory afforestation. 


Advocates for K N Somashekar brought it to the notice of the Court that the project proposes diversion of tributaries of River Netravathi at its origin and large weirs are being constructed in the Western Ghats.

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