Why is Delhi getting rid of 16,000 trees?
More than 16,000 trees might be cut down in Delhi
This is being done under compensatory afforestation
Delhi needs afforestation but not at the cost of destroying trees
It's ridiculous we're okay with all forms of "development"
It's a breakdown of humanity
I am standing in what was G Block in Netaji Nagar
Many trees have been cut & razed down here
More than 16000 trees across Nauroji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar & Kidwai Nagar
Citizens were not consulted, which is crucial under Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
Sarojini Nagar's clearance hasn't been passed & we don't want it to
A PIL has been filed & will be heard on Monday
We have more activities planned for the next two days
Some people also want to Chipko (hug the trees to prevent people from cutting down)
We hope a better sense prevails & trees get saved