Telangana environmental activists strive to save 100-year-old trees

A group of citizens held a poetry session which doubled up as a protest against the proposed felling of over 100-year-old Banyan trees on the Chevella-Moinabad highway here on Sunday. 

Published: 13th December 2021 09:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2021 09:29 AM   |  A+A-

Green activists organise a protest meeting to exert pressure on the State government to withdraw its decision to fell about 900 century-old banyan trees on the Moinabad-Chevella highway on Sunday

Green activists organise a protest meeting to exert pressure on the State government to withdraw its decision to fell about 900 century-old banyan trees on the Moinabad-Chevella highway | Express

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A group of citizens held a poetry session which doubled up as a protest against the proposed felling of over 100-year-old Banyan trees on the Chevella-Moinabad highway here on Sunday. 

The trees are to be cleared for a four-laning project by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). These Banyans were reportedly planted by the Nizam himself nearly 100 years ago. According to the citizens, in total, nearly 9,000 trees along with the Banyan trees are at risk. These include the scrub forests of Mudimyal and Kandlapally — home to many grassland species, including the migrating Harriers and the rare Tawny Eagles (listed as ‘vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List).



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