Only 22 Heritage Trees Relocated Due to Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project: Govt


New Delhi: Only 22 heritage timber needed to be relocated due to the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment undertaking, the federal government knowledgeable Parliament on Friday. The redevelopment undertaking of the Central Vista — the facility hall of the nation — contains the revamping of the three-km-long Rajpath from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. It additionally envisages a brand new triangular Parliament constructing, a Common Central Secretariat and new residences for the prime minister and the vp.

Responding to a query in Lok Sabha on the relocation of timber to the Badarpur Eco-Park, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav mentioned based on data obtained from the Central Public Works Department, “only 22 number of trees have been relocated from the Central Vista Avenue to the eco-park, Badarpur, and there is no other proposal to relocate trees from the Central Vista Avenue to Badarpur”. He mentioned there’s a proposal to plant 10 saplings for each tree uprooted or eliminated, and the compensatory plantation can be performed on the Badarpur Eco-Park, Badarpur.

On one other question on census of timber, Yadav mentioned, “As per available information, no tree census has been conducted in the recent past.” “However, the Forest Survey of India (FSI) carries out sample plot based regular inventory of trees in forests and outside forests in the country under its National Forest Inventory Programme,” he mentioned. On the premise of information collected rising inventory — stems and quantity of wooden — estimates are generated on the nationwide and state ranges, he instructed Lok Sabha in a written response. To a query in regards to the survival charges of relocated timber and particulars of present and ongoing analysis that helps relocation, Yadav mentioned the Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, had performed a examine on tree translocation in India final yr and it has submitted a report back to the ministry. “There is no further ongoing study under the ICFRE at present in this regard,” he mentioned. The Centre had earlier rubbished stories that a number of jamun timber, almost 100 years previous, could possibly be uprooted as part of the Central Vista undertaking, and had claimed that the general inexperienced cowl will enhance.

In May, the Union housing and concrete affairs ministry had mentioned that only some timber can be transplanted as a part of the undertaking. The setting ministry has already granted clearance for enlargement and renovation of the present Parliament constructing, which is part of the Rs 13,450 crore Central Vista redevelopment undertaking. The building of the prime minister’s residence beneath the formidable undertaking can be accomplished by December 2022, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) had knowledgeable a central authorities appointed knowledgeable panel, which has given its nod to the undertaking. The CPWD, the undertaking developer, knowledgeable the knowledgeable appraisal committee (EAC) that the enlargement of Parliament constructing and building of latest Parliament constructing can be performed by November 2022 and prime minister’s residence can be constructed by December 2022.

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