Uprooted tree gets fresh lease of life

Published: 05th July 2013 10:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2013 10:10 AM   |  A+A-


A tree, allegedly uprooted to give more visibility to a jewelry shop on the 45-foot-road near Kamarajar statue, was re-planted at the same place after NGOs took up the issue with the Forest Department here on Thursday.

The tree that was blocking the view of the jewelry shop was allegedly removed  three days ago.

Along with other NGOs, Devanathan of People’s Pulse alerted the Forest Department officials pointing out that the trees on the government land could not be felled or removed under the Indian Forest Act.

A top official of the Forest Department visited the spot on Wednesday evening and held talks with the management of the jewelry shop.

As his efforts were not bearing any results, Devanathan made a complaint to chief conservator of forests, Senthil Kumar.

Following this, the Forest Department officials re-planted the tree, which was lying nearby, on Thursday afternoon.


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