Khanmoh industrialists today lambasted the SIDCO for failing to cut all the Russian poplars in the industrial estate.
The unit holders said the cotton shed by the Russian poplars in phase-1 of the industrial area has become a health hazard for them.
The aggrieved complained of fever, chest disease and breathlessness due to the cotton shed by the poplars.
"We took up the matter with SIDCO. We were assured the trees would be cut but so far nothing has been done," the aggrieved said.
When contacted, Managing Director SIDCO, Agha Ajaz said they have already axed the poplar trees in the industrial area. "Still if there is anyone left, we will definitely cut it," he said.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently directed all Deputy Commissioners to chop off the Russian species poplar trees across Kashmir.
In its May 5th order, the High Court said that Tehsildars concerned would be personally responsible for ensuring compliance of orders passed by the Deputy Commissioners with regard to removal of the poplars of Russian species across Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the aggrieved industrialists appealed the district administration to cut the trees.