New Delhi, Jan. 5 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi government has permitted to fell/transplant as many as 57 trees at the 100-bedded Rural Health Centre in Najafgarh.
The permission has been granted by West Forest Division of the office of Conservator of Forests.
The Rural Health Centre is located near the Delhi Gate. The building has been readied and the permission was awaited to remove the trees for making the facility functional.
Reacting to the latest development regarding felling/transplanting the trees, senior leader of Najafgarh BJP Harender Singhal said that now, after the permission for removing the trees here, the Rural Health Centre is expected to start functioning in another two months.
The permission to remove the trees comes with a number of conditions. The authorities will be required to plant ten times trees, i.e. 570, and maintain them for at least seven years. A security deposit of Rs 28,50,000 will be refunded only after the satisfactory compensatory plantation of trees of species such as Neem, Amaltash, Peepal Pilkhan, Gular, Bargad, Sheesham, Arjun, within nine months.
The forest department has already received a security deposit of Rs 32,49,000. Progress report of felling and transportation is required to be submitted through Range Officer concerned along with complete details of the Serial Number of trees.
A completion of report regarding the transplantation of trees is to be submitted to the Tree Officer. The spacing of the translocated trees should not be less than 4 metres.