NGT directs Punjab Forest dept to conduct probe into death of 400 parrots at Faridkot
''From the material filed, it is difficult to give a clear finding as to why the death of parrots is taking place. However, the reason for the death of such a large number of birds may need to be looked into.
''Accordingly, we direct Chief Wildlife Warden, Punjab in coordination with Environment Department or any other Expert, to look into the matter and take remedial action in the matter,'' the bench said.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by advocate H C Arora seeking a direction to prevent the death of parrots in the compound of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot which appeared to be on account of a spray of some chemicals.
According to the applicant, such deaths are taking place since 2017 every year which is duly published in the media but no remedial action is taken.
Arora has also sought directions to the state authorities against permitting the spray of chemicals on Jamun trees on the government land at Faridkot.
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