Finally, students succeed to save 295 trees
Kozhikode: It was a victory moment for the students from Meenchanda Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School when corporation mayor Thottathil Raveendran revised the order to cut trees for Karapramba-Kunduparamba bypass extension. The students under their environmental organisation ‘Prithvi Roots’ were staging protest to save trees here.
Their determination to protect the green cover has finally yield results.
Students had planted over 300 trees in both sides of the road at Karaparamba-Kunduparamba bypass six years back. They have spent their leisure time here by watering and caring the tree saplings here.
But hitting their noble mission to protect the environment, Public Work Department had ordered to cut down over 300 trees here to construct footpath and drainage under bypass extension project.
Tree committee led by Corporation mayor inspected the area on Tuesday. After the official inspection, the Mayor ordered that only five of the trees which are dry trees and trees which are under decay and posing threat to public will be cut down for the project. If the mayor had not quashed the order, only 80 trees will remain here.
Corporation Mayor, Forest department assistant conservator Santhosh, Save Tree committee representative Johnson, range officer Pavithran and special forest officer Suresh took leadership.