Gujarat: Mega cleanliness drive to remove 30-40 lakh fallen trees in Gir forest. op Ahmedabad News

Gujarat: Mega cleanliness drive to remove 30-40 lakh fallen trees in Gir forest. op Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: After extensive deliberations, the state forest department has started working on a roadmap to clear an estimated 30-40 lakh trees, which have been uprooted due to cyclone Tukata and including Asiatic lions in Gir sanctuary. A hindrance to wildlife.
This entire exercise, bigger than the 1982 cyclone in the Asiatic lion scenario, is expected to be carried out in the next three to four years. An estimated 28.1 lakh trees were uprooted in the 1982 cyclone.
“We plan to remove trees that have been uprooted in the cyclone that hit Gujarat in May. According to initial estimates, the number of trees that have been uprooted will be between 30 lakh and 40 lakh. The damage seems bigger than in 1982. Cyclone. We will conduct a comprehensive survey to assess the exact damage and prepare a plan on how to clear the areas,” said Dushyant Vasavada, chief conservator of forests (Junagarh Wildlife Circle).
He said that the felled trees, where necessary, would be cut and kept in a safe place inside the sanctuary until necessary clearances regarding future course of action from the State and National Wildlife Boards as per the directions of the Supreme Court. Would have got

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