De-concretisation of Trees
De-concretisation of Trees
Why this petition matters
2nd June 2021
The Vice Chairman, DDA,
The Commissioner of SDMC
The Conservator of Forests
CM of Delhi
LG of Delhi
Delhi Govt’s Forest Dept guidelines & Delhi Forest Act require 1 m on each side of its trunk to be left for tree to sustain. DDA officials of Civil and Horticulture Dept of Dwarka sub city have been requested time & again to ensure this for many years. As many trees get uprooted/damaged every time there is storm / high speed winds or heavy rains in & around Dwarka.
Dwarka being a well-planned sub city has good space & Avenue for strategic planning of tree plantation. However, in many places trees have not been planted as per the site/soil or area e.g. some big trees have been planted near drains resulting in damaged roots when they grow big. Trees needs to be sustained and nurtured for a long term till they are self-sustained preventing them pest, termites and weeds like akash/amar- bel too.
Dwarka is on very high percentage of pollutants zone particularly sector 7 for the last so many years. Trees are life giver and recently we have seen the importance of oxygen which can be in abundance of native trees like Peepal, Neem, Jamun, Banyan etc as per availability of space & area are planted & nurtured properly rather than expensive non-native varieties like palm tree etc. Let’s please don't allow them to be ravaged by concretization by DDA, Civil, PWD, SDMC or any other public agencies.
DDA needs to take up Special Drive to remove Concreting around the Trees & strictly follow the laid guidelines under Delhi Forest Act. During every storm/heavy rains, we loose many Trees diluting all efforts put in for so many years.
There are many more trees which will get damaged or will fall if concrete tiles are not removed immediately. Many are termite infected which must be treated immediately.
It is really sad that we have to remind & write again and again for these damages, wrong action procedures to DDA,SDMC and other civil agencies.
DDA, SDMC and other departments are requested to coordinate & communicate effectively within DDA’s civil & horticulture & RWAs so that there is no wastage of any resources/tqx payers money with timely action & correct procedures as per laid law / guidelines
Small trees also get damaged as there is no protection around the tree when they are planted like tree guards.
These trees also need numbering and utmost care as some small trees have been cut/damaged too with malafied intentions of individuals/ group of citizens.
We trust DDA’s civil & horticulture deptts will take immediate steps to prevent further damage to the lifeline - that is trees within Dwarka sub district. Forest Deptt's Circular dated 8th October 2015 and 4th July 2019 may please be gone through which may be useful to them for taking action
Thanks and With Regards
Mission Clean & Green Dwarka