BILLAWAR: Despite blanket ban by the Supreme Court of India on green felling, nearly 200 green Deodar trees have been felled in Machhedi area of Billawar Forest Division.

Sources said this felling in a particular Compartment of Billawar Range at Kun Nallah on Billawar-Machhedi road, has been done in last 4-5 days. The village Panchayat members, taking serious note of the illegal felling brought the matter to the notice of concerned Block Forest Officer, Bhupinder Singh and Range Officer, Billawar Mohinder Raina.