Re evaluate this Jharkhand: Almost 3.5 Lakh Trees to Be Felled in Palamu Tiger Reserve

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Again an order of cutting over 3 lakh trees have been passed in Jharkhands Palamau Reserve for the North Koel reservoir, also known as Mandal dam. The department deposited Rs 461 crore with the forest department.

The environment ministry of the Government of India approved the diversion of 1,000 hectares of forest land for the revival of the dam in August 2017. The clearance includes felling of trees in the buffer area of the Palamu reserve. Approvals have been given for major development projects in other tiger reserves of the country also.

According to the latest estimation report, there were no tigers present in the reserve, the oldest for tigers in India. However, wildlife experts have expressed concern, as the felling of such a large number of trees would damage the ecosystem.

The water resources department has sought a formal no-objection certificate (NOC) from the forest department to begin work on the dam. Mukesh Kumar, chief engineer of the water resource department in Daltonganj said that if “everything moved on dotted lines, the work could begin after the rainy season”. “Centre’s agency WAPCOS Pvt limited will execute the tree felling work,” he told Hindustan Times.

Wildlife conservationist Prerna Bindra told Mongabay that “diversion of land from tiger reserves is a betrayal to the sacrifice of forest staff for reviving tiger population and of the communities who have been voluntarily relocated from those areas as well.”

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I request the concerned authorities to re look into the matter if there exist alternatives minimizing tree felling and evacuation of the residents of the area. It's a humble request and I request all the readers to participate to strengthen our proposal and request the ministry to look deeply into it.

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