Development at cost to Nature Do we need this


Belgaum in this past couple of months has been in the limelight for not so good reasons for the city as a whole. From controversies on 100 crore to its implementation. Still none of the projects under the 100 crore special grant have been completed but newer projects under said scheme are being launched. Trees on both sides makes it a pleaure to even walk in the sun

See the trees on the road side all this will go in three days

The present one is the road widening of the Angol Road (from Big Bazaar to Shambhaji Chowk Raghunath Peth). The road will be widened to 50 feet as per the CDP(city development plan). Work has already begun on the road and first deaths are those of the trees which were standing there even before we all were born.

See the logs of wood
Logs are lying on the road side

The road does have heavy traffic and as the Aai Kalavatidevi temple is on the same road many throng the road daily.

After cutting the Tree it is set to fire, how in human

The trees have been chopped off and there was a controversy over the cutting the trees as a tender for the same was not taken out, but as it happens always, all is well again and the trees have been cut. The worst part about 98 trees have been numbered and will be cut one by one. 98 trees cut will this impact the mother nature it will for sure, but who cares!

Numbering done on each tree
The Killing is on
gutter work has begun

The road looks clean and green but once these trees are cut it will be nightmare for sure.

My questions to all people of Belgaum and those who are implementing it as well:

  1. you have cut the threes will you plant any more?
    The answer to this will be yes by the authorities but there is no space now on this road, so you will get an answer that 2 trees have been planted in some jungle, how stupid.
  2. Could many of the trees being saved?
    This answer is very difficult to answer for anyone, as all are in a hurry to commence a project complete it half and start another one.
  3. Will the cutting of trees affect Global warming?For sure YES! 98 trees cut from a single street means so much of less oxygen and so much less of carbon dioxide in the air.
  4. Last question to all, do we need this kind of development at a cost to mother nature?
    Save trees This hoarding is there all over the city, What an Idea Sir je

All photos: UkMaD & Team AAB
People on this blog have heavily commented on this blog on border issue and have fought it out to have their say, Belgaumites fight for this, people staying away from Belgaum when you come back it wont be your Belgaum anymore, it would rather be a different world altogether.

God Bless us!
For me personally this was even worse than the Mahatma Phule road coverage.



  1. Its really sad to see such a loss of trees.
    Do we require such Development.
    But we have to decide " DEVELOPMENT AT WHAT COST"

  2. Hi Uday,

    It feels very sad seeing to the pictures of the tree. There was not any other way which we could have saved the trees and also roads widened what u say, kindly reply.

  3. Really sad to see this..:(..
    Lets plant more trees…. Why din't the corporation think of shifting the tress as it is done in bangalore..?

  4. Its erally sad to see the falling trees , but do want devlopment, let us asses the cost not by what is being done on the name of devlopment by corporation, but what can we do to curb and over come this cause

    There is one such program promoted by Karnataka Forest deprtment called Village Forest Committees (VFCs) promotes aforestation, I studied and conatct the official and looking ahead for doing the same in remote coummunity of Sambra balekundri villages with all retired personals residening in that area. for more info check the link

    Any residential ares can go up for this scheme below is the key highlights of Program schedule
    1) Collecting samples (non comercial timber plants) from Forest dept office (Behind CBT).
    2) Transporting and planting, with 2 ft cubic feet pit
    3) Planing a month earlier just beofer the onset of monsoon
    4) Post care for proteection of from stray cattles
    5) Target of 100 trees per annum
    My place fall in Gram panchayat, took land record info for planting area from them. this will be launched this May-June period.

    How about giving a try in other parts of Belgaum

  5. these ppl want to develop belgaum but they are loosing mahabaleshwar of the poor PPLS
    They are destroying our city
    tell them to plant twice more trees then they have cut down,
    dont fight because of Marathis and Kannadas




  6. Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.

  7. Uday,
    What a sad site, But were these Trees MARATHI or KANADA ? Why the numbering on the trees is in ARABIC ? The Hoarding, It should be brought down ASAP. There’s Idea written in Kanada but not In Marathi.

    • What is this change your attitude towards looking at Marathi and Kannada.
      But i liked this attitude.
      Hoarding must be removed, but why
      who will ask the TREE
      Sirje Aap post PAID ho ke Pre Paid ho
      yahan par tar to PAID he nahi hai

      • Uday, Reading all those comments on the border issue for the past days has had its effect on me. The platform you gave them here should be used constructively to create a better Belgaum, instead they fight on the forum like their uneducated leaders who sit on the road shouting slogans. Will this comunity ever unite for the good ? God help them ! Keep up the good work.

  8. These people are outta their mind and going on cutting trees. I just say that we all the young guns of belgaum should take a initiative and make some possible arrangement to save the uncut trees. its very very sad to see our city like this the city which is very much known for its Green Surroundings & cool climate if we go on doin like this then we will never get this cool climate anymore. save the trees in Belgaum this is my humble request.


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