The tree was cut at VK Padi near Thirurangadi on the side of the highway in Malappuram district on August 31.
So far three people have been arrested in connection with this incident.
The birds had died due to the cutting of the tamarind tree.
Malappuram. Days after several birds were killed in Kerala by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) cutting trees for road development works, the social forestry wing of the forest department launched a survey on highways to mark the trees that could be used for birds. have nests. The action came after a video of several birds being killed as a result of the felling of these trees went viral. Chief Conservator of Forests (Palakkad) K. Vijayananda told PTI that the felling of trees took place on August 31 at VK Padi near Thirurangadi on the side of the highway in Malappuram district.
Vijayanand said, “So far three people have been arrested in this connection and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.” Forest officials have confiscated the tools for harvesting and felling trees. “The social forestry wing has started identifying and marking trees on highways that need to be maintained for birds to nest and settle down,” he said. The forest department found 23 dead birds and their chicks from the spot. Let us tell you that this sad video of the death of birds became viral on social media within a few hours and this sad incident started being discussed everywhere.
While taking action against this, PWD Minister Muhammad Riyas has also sought a report from the Highways Authority of India. This incident happened last Thursday. In the video that went viral, birds died after a large tamarind tree was cut without thinking. As soon as the tree is brought down from the JCB, all the birds also start falling from the tree. Some birds save their lives. But many birds die by slamming on the ground along with the tree.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 04, 2022, 23:06 IST