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Will the latest amendment to U.P.’s tree act help the state’s green cover?

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Reacting to the outrage over a proposal to cut more than 64,000 trees for a Defence Expo in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued new norms to protect trees in the northern state. The amendment to the state’s tree protection act however, has experts and authorities coming out with opposing claims on the sustainability and benefit of the law.

While the government claims the new provisions aim to protect the environment and biodiversity, environment experts say it is too little too late.

The state cabinet approved an amendment to the “Uttar Pradesh Protection of Trees Act in Rural and Hill Areas, 1976”, on December 9, which makes it mandatory to plant and nurture at least 10 saplings for every tree felled. Earlier, under the tree protection law, one had to plant and tend to two saplings in lieu of cutting a tree.

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