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BMC ignored NGT order on falling trees: Activists

DNMUM402644 | 12/8/2017 | Author : Virat A Singh | WC :624

NGT had directed civic body to clear concrete, paving blocks around tree bases

Green activists are up in arms against BMC for failing to ensure tree safety as well as de-concretise the tree bases in the city, despite a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.
In its order the NGT had directed the civic body to clear all concrete, paving blocks and rubble around avenue trees (those lining roads) and construct tree basins.
“Removal of concrete from the base was to be done in a scientific way but the BMC seems to have thought otherwise and ended up doing a shoddy work and simply cleared one feet area around the tree. NGT clearly said that the basins should be provided with nutrient rich soil, which was ignored,” said Stalin D, Director Projects, Vanashakti an NGO which took the matter of trees dying in Mumbai to
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