33 trees heavily pruned, 5 cut without permission in NCERT campus, Delhi: Official
Acting on a complaint from an NGO, a team of forest rangers visited the campus yesterday and found that five trees were cut and 33 were heavily pruned, the forest department official said.
Cutting and even pruning of trees require permission from authorities under the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act.
A report was submitted yesterday by the forest rangers who visited the spot and a decision on further action would be soon taken, the official said.
There has been a movement against tree cutting by various NGOs and citizens in Delhi, which started after it was reported that over 16,000 trees would be chopped off for a redevelopment project in South Delhi.
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