VCC to move Court against Russain poplar plantation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 5: Valley Citizens Council has threatened to move Court against the government should it fail to chop down Russian poplars trees from residential areas in the City. The VCC also sought immediate ban on any further plantation of the “pesky trees”.
Pertinently the Russian trees have gone infamous for shedding pollen which experts have found as harmful for health. The tree are also said to be reducing the water table due to “heavy suction”.
In a statement, the VCC General Secretary Imdad Saqi said the government should initiate steps within a week to ban plantation of “killer trees”. “Or else we will file a PIL,” Saqi said.
“These trees suck maximum water from the land below and render it infertile forever. Besides they are detrimental for the health of common people,” he added.
“They have also been a cause of various ailments because of heavy pollen shelling,” he said.
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