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Telangana: Forest dept could not prevent massive tree fall at Bhuvanagiri

In the Yadadri- BhuvanagirI district centre, there is widespread concern over the massive fall of trees in the name of road development works. Even deserted the town of Bhuvanagiri by cutting down about 100 to 200 huge evergreen trees along the road within a radius of about three kilometres to the old bus stand.

A few other plants in the same row are ready to cut down. On one side of the road in the heart of Bhuvanagiri town, on the left hand side of the road from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, about three kilometres of lush green trees were cut down.

The recent installation of dividers middle on the road has disrupted traffic.  Against this backdrop, the ornamental plants were planted among the dividers and the same environment was given to the huge evergreen trees, which are about 20-30 years old.

The forest department has given permission to cut down huge trees which could not be stopped in the name of development works despite the huge damage being done to the environment. The lack of thought on measures to protect and preserve them is deplorable. Ignoring the possibility of preserving them, at least through transplantation, is open to criticism. At least the non-compliance with NGT regulations is unfortunate. Eco-lovers are captivated by the use of cranes to move huge logs to timber depots by Lorries.

Miss a chance to Develop Yadadri Greenery…

In line with the aspirations of CM KCR, who has given high priority to Harithaharam and greenery programs, the authorities have created a good opportunity for the Yadadri Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple area through tree transplantation as part of developing the area with greenery.

If road widening works are required in BhuvanagirI town, the tops of the huge trees in the area would have to be moved to Yadadri through tree transplantation and planted in suitable places. This would have benefited in two ways. Despite the loss of greenery that is the focal point of the town of Bhuvanagiri, the deficit in Yadadri is clear.

The Yadadri- Bhuvanagiri district forest officer was contacted by mobile for full details on the matter but was not available.

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