The Delhi Cantonment Board has informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that the 3,500 saplings planted in the area have had a survival rate of 90.5%.

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel took cognisance of a status report filed on July 23. Following a plea that alleged indiscriminate felling of trees in the area, the green panel had barred the Cantonment Board from chopping trees without its permission.

“The officers concerned of the Cantonment Board shall ensure that all these plants are looked after well, at least for a period of five years and there are no tree casualties. The survival rate report will be filed before the tribunal after a period of six months,” the Bench had said in August last year.

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