Man booked for chopping 11 trees sans permission

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Thane: The Vartak Nagar police have booked an unidentified person for allegedly slashing 11 trees without permission on Pokhran road no. 1 area of Thane city.The police said the complaint in the case is the garden inspector of the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) who handles the jurisdiction of the Vartak Nagar ward and Majiwada-Manpada ward. He also looks after the planting of trees as well as maintaining the gardens in the jurisdiction.According to the offence registered by the garden inspector, under the Vartak Nagar ward committee, while the complainant and one of his officers were on their way to inspect a garden on Pokhran road no.1 on November 7, they noticed that there were several trees planted along the footpath near a hotel and were nearly full grown.Two days later, the officials inspected the same spot and found that a total of 11 trees were slashed. Thereafter they checked with the TMC authorities if there was any application regarding the cutting of the trees or if any permission was granted. However, they found that no such application or permissions were given by the TMC to slash the trees, the complaint with the Vartak Nagar police stated.During the inspection, it was found that a total of 11 trees were slashed including rain trees, tabebuia and other trees of different species by the unidentified accused. Therefore, according to procedure a complaint was filed with the Vartak Nagar police station who then registered a case under section 8 (1), 21(1)of the Maharashtra (urban areas) Protection and preservation of trees act (1975) and other relevant sections at the Vartak Nagar police station.The police said that they have launched the investigation in the case.We also published the following articles recentlyWoodless cremation saves trees and costThe Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has revealed data showing that woodless cremation methods are significantly cheaper than traditional firewood cremation. The NMC spent four times more on firewood cremation in the past four years compared to eco-friendly methods. Despite the availability of woodless cremation facilities at no cost to citizens, only 45% of people in Nagpur opted for this method. The NMC provides free LPG and briquettes, but charges for firewood. Advocates for woodless cremation highlight the environmental benefits and the potential to save trees.This uprooted jackfruit tree from Malleshwara back in new avatarScientists from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru have successfully propagated a new variety of jackfruit tree called GKVK Red Jack. The tree was originally uprooted and seasoned 16 years ago to build an apartment complex. After discovering a delicious variety of jackfruit flakes near the original tree, the scientists collected a branch and preserved it through grafting. The new jackfruit variety has red color flakes with no gum and will be distributed to farmers at a cost of Rs 150 per sapling. The announcement will be made on the first day of the Krishi Mela event.5 cousins die in Gujarat as car hits tree, overturnsFive cousins tragically lost their lives in a car accident in Gandhinagar. The car hit a signboard and a tree before overturning. The group of six men were returning from a cinema to their uncles place when the accident occurred. The deceased have been identified as Sahil Chauhan, Mohammed Alfaz Belim, Salman Chauhan, Aspak Chauhan, and Sajeb Belim. One survivor, Shahnawab Chauhan, is currently in critical condition.

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