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Dam issue: Kerala government cancels tree-felling order

The Kerala government was under attack from the opposition Congress-led UDF in the State Assembly for its controversial order granting permission to cut the trees.

Published: 10th November 2021 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2021 08:18 PM   |  A+A-

Mullaperiyar dam

Mullaperiyar dam

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government on Wednesday cancelled an order granting permission to Tamil Nadu for felling 15 trees downstream of Baby Dam at Mullaperiyar reservoir.

Arriving at a decision on the cancellation, the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, also suspended chief wildlife warden Bennichan Thomas who allegedly prepared the order after a meeting of secretaries concerned.

The Kerala government was under attack from the opposition Congress-led UDF in the State Assembly for its controversial order granting permission to cut the trees.



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