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Poplar trees axed in B’pora

SUHAIL RATHORE

Bandipora May 28:- In continuation to his extensive and exhaustive eviction drive Tehsildar Bandipora today as per the already framed schedule conducted an extensive anti -encroachment drive at few wards of  Bandipora town along with Naib Tehsildar Mubashir Saleem Nazki and officials of irrigation and flood control department Bandipora and evicted khacharie land and simultaneously fell down dozens of Russian poplar and willow trees also.

The J&K High Court has ordered axing of all Russain poplars citing the ill-effects of their pollen on the people.

Meanwhile the drive against Russian poplar trees continued in different parts of the district and more than one hundred trees were axed in tehsil Bandipora by a team headed by tehsildar Bandipora.

Talking to Kashmir Convener, Assistant Commissioner Revenve Bandipora Masarat Hashim said the drive will continue “Following court orders, we have initiated a drive against Russian poplars and have so far axed more than 1000 such trees.”

It was also good to see locals taking active participation in the eviction drive and were praising the district administration for their positive approach towards making eviction successful.

Meanwhile Assistant Commissioner Bandipora appreciated the whole staff and retrieved that drive will continue with full vigour and force in coming days.