Activist Ajay Dubey Expresses Concern on Rampant Tree Felling

Published: 31st December 2015 03:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 03:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHOPAL: Rampant felling of teak trees is being carried out by wood mafia in and around Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS), which happens to be close to the assembly constituency - Budhni - of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, activist Ajay Dubey alleged.

"Teak trees are being slaughtered at the drop of a hat in an around RWS spread over Raisen and Sehore districts close to Bhopal. The sanctuary also spread over Sehore that happens to the home district of Chouhan," an NGO - Transparency International India board member Dubey told reporters here.

To buttress his claim, secretary of NGO - Prayatna working for tiger conservation, Dubey flashed some photographs showing trees being felled and transported.

He said that teak wood smugglers and mafia were slaughtering a huge number of trees and making crores of rupees unchecked.

The famous activist said that the central government had given its nod to turn RWS into a tiger reserve, in 2008.

But on its part, he said the state government was sitting tight over the issue due to reason best known to it.

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