Commence tree census within two weeks: Karnataka HC to Bengaluru Urban District Tree Authority

  • | Wednesday | 21st August, 2019

By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: Warning of initiating action under suo motu against the authorities of the state government for defying its orders on the protection of trees, the Karnataka High Court directed the Bengaluru Urban District Tree Authority to commence tree census within two weeks. “The tree census has not been carried out though it is mandatory, as per the Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act. The Tree Authority (TA) was constituted on August 18, 2016 but only six meetings were held till today. The civic body requested the forest department to depute forest staff to all the zones of the civic body. Hearing a criminal revision petition filed by Shivakumar and others, Justice BA Patil stayed the proceedings till September 4, the next date of hearing.

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