BWSSB assures continued water supply, BBMP plans scientific disposal of household biomedical waste, citizens protest decision to axe over 600 trees for Metro – read more on what happened in Bengaluru over the past week
If more than 50 trees are to be axed for any project, authorities have to consult the public first, as per law. But how do authorities manage to avoid public consultations even when they axe hundreds of trees for mega projects?
Hundreds of trees in Bengaluru are being felled for Metro rail, but compensatory saplings are often planted outside the city, or maybe never. Officials do not keep track of the saplings or ensure their survival either
Trees inside a private apartment compound: Can they be cut or not? This is not a simple case of yes or no – it is complicated. Here is a case study that indicates the due diligence to be followed while cutting trees inside private premises.