Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding measures to protect the trees planted at public places, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 01/02/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of P. Edwin Wilson Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 01/02/2019 regarding measures to protect the trees planted at public places and along the avenues in Chennai. The grievance in the application is that laying of concrete and cement around the trees, without any space is detrimental to the health of trees and environment. Avenue trees need to have adequate space around them.
NGT directs the work of de-concretizing to the extent of less than one metre around the trees to be completed within three months. Greater Chennai Corporation has been directed to carry out the DPR for Suitable Plantation Strategy.