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Thoughtless chopping of trees irks environmentalists, residents

Amritsar, Punjab: Development in the holy city is taking a heavy toll on the green cover, much to the resentment of the environmentalists and local residents. However, Bakshi Ram Arora, mayor, says that they are ready to compensate for the loss and will plant a large number of saplings. Taking a serious note of indiscriminate chopping of century-old, rare trees in ...

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Young brigade contributes its bit towards green drive

Amritsar, Punjab: Planting saplings, taking out green marches and creating awareness on our flora and fauna by several NGOs, schools and institutions, were some of the activities seen to celebrate World Environment Day. After the city being given the status of one of the most polluted cities of the world, the day was also a reason to promote green living and ...

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Bid to save ailing trees at Takht

Bathinda, Punjab: More than 400 years old ailing Jand tree at Jandsar Gurdwara under which Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, is known to have tied his horse and two Kreer trees located on the premises of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo are being revived. Scientists from Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, and Guru Kashi University (GKU), Talwandi ...

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More than 23,000 trees to be axed for four-laning of Ropar-phagwara highway

Jalandhar, Punjab: More than 23,000 trees will be uprooted to make way for the proposed 82-km four- lane road connecting Ropar, Nawanshahr and Phagwara. The widening oft he Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway, ambitious project of the state government, will kill more than 116 hectares of forest in the name of development. The forest divisions of Garhshankar and Jalandhar have mentioned it in ...

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1,000 trees to be axed for four-laning project

Ferozepur, Punjab: The four-laning of the 10 km Hussainiwal a – Ferozepur road as part of ‘Destination Ferozepur’, a tourism development plan, would lead to axing of nearly 1,000 full grown trees, the permission regarding which had been granted by the divisional forest office, Ferozepur. The union ministry of heavy transport and roads had given approval to four-lane the abovesaid road ...

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