Village residents upset over felling of tree

Green fight

‘Then and now’: A huge banyan tree (inset) between Mallahalli and Shettyhalli gate in  Shidlaghatta taluk that used to  provide shelter to passersby was felled down. DH photos

This old tree situated between Mallahalli and Shettyhalli stretch used to provide shelter to passersby was reduced by some greedy villagers to make way for a temple.

Official flip flop

The issue to fell tree was referred to the Forest department authorities who had objected to it. But, now the authorities concerned are not reacting to felling of the tree, blame villagers.

“We advocate environment conservation and protection of trees to children, but such acts speak volumes about the true concern for environment,” said a villager here.

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