Report on de-concretization of trees in SAS Nagar, Punjab, 23/11/2022
New saplings will be planted in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (SAS Nagar), Punjab from time to time during the planting season by the Municipal Corporation and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and proper space will be kept around the trees. The work of de-concretization around trees will be undertaken and in place of interlocking tiles, perforated tiles will be installed.
These measures were stated in the report filed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board , SAS Nagar; GMADA and Divisional Forest Officer, SAS Nagar.
The report was in response to the NGT order, July 5, 2022. Sahil Garg, a resident of Mohali in his application before the tribunal said that open space was being concretized on the pretext of parking area requirements and pedestrian path. He said that there was non implementation of any plantation program for developing green belt in open spaces and along the road side.