Over 7,000 trees illegally felled, damaged in Delhi in a year, shows data

Last year between January 1 and June 30, Delhi's forest department received over 4,100 complaints in the south forest division of trees being illegally damaged in violation of the provisions

Workers try to clean up an uprooted tree from the street after heavy storm and rain near High Court, in Patna on Saturday.
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During 2021-22, more than 7,000 trees in the national capital Delhi were illegally felled, pruned, head-backed, or concretised, in violation of the law, a report by The Times of India stated on Monday.
 
This comes when a recent report stated that Delhi, followed by Kolkata and Mumbai, is the most polluted city in the world.
 
Last year between January 1 and June 30, Delhi's forest department received over 4,100 complaints in the south forest division of trees being illegally damaged in violation of the provisions of the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act (DPTA), 1994, TOI reported.

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First Published: Aug 22 2022 | 12:09 PM IST

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