The Forest Department of Belagavi has given permission to cut as many as 936 trees of various species in the Cantonment Area of Belagavi.
Corporator and Social Worker Shankar Patil when informed about the same tried to stop the felling but was helpless as the permission for the same was already accorded.
As per the information in the permission letter –
Trees to be cut –
JLR Survey no. 50 – 71 trees
JLR Survey no. 44 – 358 Trees
JLR Survey no. 183 – 293 trees
In total 722 trees of various species
722+214 936 trees of various species allowed to be cut in Cantonment
1) ‘E’ Rg to Angadi College
2) Angadi College to Ex Vinash Area Beffle Rg.
3) Savgaon Road to Engr. Trg Area
4) Family Quarter to Training area Gate
5) KLP Area S.No. 183
6) Training Area Gate Angadi College ( New BOC) &
7) Along the Nanawadi Savgaon Rd
The Auction price of all the trees is Rs.17,67,000 and for the same, a 12% Forest Development charge of Rs.2,12,040 has also been paid, the permission letter states.