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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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Sheesham, kikar trees dying across Punjab

Muktsar/Bathinda, Punjab: Vanishing sheesham and kikar trees have become Punjab’s bane. Farmers see it a curse by some unhappy god.The sheesham is utilised as firewood and for shade and shelter while the kikar is known for its high medicinal value and its wood is used in a big way for making paper. That the phenomenon has attained Kafkaesque proportions is ...

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