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Trees are meant to grow, they said! But did we hear of cutting them?

Almost all the trees outside Convent School Gandhinagar and opposite Girls Government College were cut down today. It hasn’t been confirmed whether this relentless act was permitted by the concerned Department or not as no announcement about any upcoming project has been made.

At present, when people are longing for oxygen and bewaring climate change, these trees are being cut, increasing the global warming. A tree which takes years to grow is cut within minutes to satisfy man’s selfish needs.

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Tree felling (cutting trees) almost doubled between 2016-2019 in India as per the data from Environment Ministry. According to records of Indian Express, 76,72,337 trees were cut down between year 2016-17 to 2018-19 with 17,31,957 trees in year 2016-17 citing ‘absolute necessity’ which increased to 30,36,642 in year 2018-2019.

The increasing number of falling trees affects ecosystem. Mankind needs to stop this brutal act towards these ‘speechless’ breathing creations of God. It’s time for all the NGOs and Forest Department to come forward and save them. Well the irony is that man loves his life the most and kills trees which provide him oxygen, the only element required to breathe!

Muskan Langoo, News Producer, Jk Media

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