One Lakh trees to be cut down on Highway


Governments on one hand keep publicising about the need of planting trees. On the other hand, numerous trees get uprooted in the name of infrastructure and development. Need an example? Here it is! The Maharashtra government is building up a prestigious highway between Mumbai and Nagpur. In such process more than one lakh trees have to be cut down. And most of them belong to sensitive eco zones. Though the central environment ministry is raising red flags against such deforestation, Maharashtra government seems to go ahead with the project. Who can question the government???