CG News: Indiscriminate cutting of trees: Trees are being cut under the guise of Ganesh event.

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CG News: Indiscriminate cutting of trees: Trees are being cut under the guise of Ganesh event.

Bhilai. In Bhilai city of Chhattisgarh, lush green trees are being cut under the guise of Ganesh celebrations. Not only the Ganesh pandal but also the trees adjacent to it have been cut indiscriminately in the name of preparing the ground for organizing the fair. Even after complaining about the matter, no action has been taken by the responsible officers of BSP, as a result green trees are being cut.

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Harvesting has been going on for many years – local residents

When the local people were talked about this whole matter, they told that this game of cutting trees has been going on for the last many years. The organizing committee has a lot of space for Ganesh Pandal, since their intention is to organize a fair, hence the space is falling short. Due to this, the trees along the Central Avenue Road, which is the main road of the township, are also being cut indiscriminately. A person told that I saw that three to four JCBs were being deployed in Central Avenue Road Sector 10 and trees were being uprooted and thrown away. After this, it was leveled by pouring mud over it, so that a fair could be organized at that place.

No action after complaint

People said that, when she had also gone to the enforcement department of BSP located at TA Building to complain about this matter. The BSP officials present there started fighting with them. Then he also complained about this matter to BSP Enforcement Department officer Vijay Sharma. He says that even after making more than 50 complaints in the last 5 years, BSP did not take any action.

16 lakh trees have been cut – figures

The greenery of the township in Bhilai has been a big identity of BSP, but the sad thing is that the BSP management itself does not seem serious about saving it. This can be gauged from the fact that since the establishment of BSP, 40 lakh saplings have been planted in the township and out of this, more than 16 lakh trees have been cut. There are many areas like Sector-2, Garage Road, Central Avenue, Plant Road, Talpuri Road where people have completely destroyed the greenery and started their business there. Where earlier dense forests used to be visible, today undeclared roads, huts and permanent constructions have also come up.

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It is the job of police and collector to take action – BSP

Regarding this entire matter, BSP Management PRO Prashant Tiwari said that you have been given wrong information, the trees that were cut were cut last year, this has not happened this year. This is the scope of the department and the Forest Department should take action on it, but they did not. He further said that no event takes place without NOC, BSP also takes the electricity money. Whereas the organizing committee has something else to say. The PRO said that the police and district administration should take action on tree cutting or organizing a fair without NOC, this is not our scope.

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