2K saplings planted in lieu of 216 trees: Delhi govt tells NGT
Source: The Financial Express, Date: October , 2016
Delhi government’s Horticulture Department has informed the National Green Tribunal that it has planted 2,000 trees for chopping 216 trees in a residential colony in north east Delhi. The Horticulture Department also gave an undertaking to the green panel that it would ensure proper maintenance of these trees and look after them over the next five years. Taking note of the submission, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar recalled its order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 each on Chief Engineer of Public Works Department and Director of Horticulture department for non-compliance of its orders.