|Posted on April 6, 2018 at 10:10 PM|
Can the cutting of 1 lakh trees for Highway in Maharashtra be Stopped and yet a highway be constructed
Answer is Yes
Presenting in the capacity of a Student of Environment First and secondly as a World Citizen and Indian citizen the trendsetting idea of Tree Transplanting using a MECHANICAL TREE SPADE much prevalent in Europe (A latest Scientific Model is from the DUTCHMAN INDUSTRIES Inc. - www.dutchmantreespade.com/ rather than cutting of trees and then re planting trees which will take years to grow
to the crisis as laid by the Sad news of April 04th 2018 that "1 lakh trees to be cut for 258km stretch of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway"
**********What we can do by signing petitions?
As Reported by Hindustan Times ,the present scenario is that "The environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee scrutinised a stretch of the project for its nod and deferred the proposal for want of information"
and so by raising a voice of Change through Signature Petitions the Adminstration of the Government of Maharashtra led by its Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will act logically ,scientifically and adopt this alternative as has been done by him in the past in case of #SaveAareyForest for #MumbaiMetro project by ordering new plantations
and also Minister of Environment Dr HARSH VARDAN will get into action ,Also the idea will be reiterated into the ears of the NGT National Green Tribunal of INDIA.
Of now Central Minister Nitin Gadkari has been conveyed about this idea or alternative solution of not re planting but #TREETRANSPLANTING which is scientific though a bit expensive and has been practised in India too in the State of Kerala and Hyderabad in the past for similar Construction based Project .
*************Why 1 Lakh tree cutting in Maharashtra for 258km stretch of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway a MAJOR concern to the Environment ?
- This e-way will also run through a 10-km eco-sensitive zone that includes two wildlife sanctuaries and cut through 166 hectares of forest land.
- This 258km alignment, which will run through three districts — Amravati, Washim and Buldhana — will also traverse through two wildlife sanctuaries, Katepurna and Karanja Sohal Blackbuck wild life sanctuary, and cut through 166 hectares of forest land.
-It further observed that more than 90% of the land under this stretch is productive agriculture or forest land.
********************** IS IT EFFICENT SOLUTION
A) OF COURSE YES ,ITS SAVING TREES AND THE TREES CAN BE MOVED OR RELOCATED TO OTHER URBAN PROJECTS OF SMALLER SMART TOWNS BEING CREATED
B) FARMERS CAN BE DONATED A TREE IN THEIR FARMLAND WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SOWN YET FOR SHADE PURPOSES AT ONE CORNER OF THEIR FIELD.
C) LEFT OVER TREES CAN BE RE PLANTED ON THE EDGES OF THE HIGHWAY STRETCH ALREADY COMPLETED
********* How THIS CAN BE DONE?
A) India has few a firms to render these services
www.gogreennursery.com , www.maplepackers.com
b) Bit expensive but the cost of transporting the timber after felling too is a cost so why not just Re-Locate and donate?
Also if the Responsible persons dont pay heed ,march by citizens across the Southern belt by climbing and latching on to a tree or in Hindi Parlans 'chipkoing' with these trees can be an alternative.
Lastly Trees saved
can save the Air
and maintain the Air Quality
and Save the Environment.