BBMP spends Rs 7.93 crore to cut trees in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: One will be surprised to know that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) forest department annually spends Rs 7.93 crore. This amount is not towards any afforestation but to cut trees in Bengaluru. According to Cholaraj, BBMP Forest Cell, Deputy Conservator of Forest, the amount is paid to contractors to identify dead old trees, trees that have vulnerable branches in eight zones and also to its 21 teams that is tasked to cut trees. So far the team has cut 650 trees and 3,000 odd branches that are vulnerable to public property and life. He also mentioned that the department has included another Rs 3 crore proposal due to increase in cost of service, additional teams and labour.

Tribal displacement finds place in Sandalwood with debutante Ninasam Manju's Kanneri
Video Icon
KISS: Title may be controversial, but the plot is all about a beautiful love story
Video Icon
Debutant director ropes in Raghavendra Rajkumar for political thriller WARD No 11
Video Icon
Mundina Nildana  travel-based thriller drama to hit screens in October
Video Icon
Sandalwood Saturdays: Sagutha Doora Dooora set to release in September taps on mother sentiment
Video Icon
Saturday Sandalwood: From Prabhas's love for Bengaluru to Mayuri's excitement to play a drug addict
Video Icon
Rana Vikrama's villain entering Bollywood to Raj B Shetty's Gubbi Mele Bhramastra
Video Icon
Newsable Exclusive: Power Star Puneet Rajkumar endorses Bollywood film Fauji Calling
Video Icon
Sandalwood actors' message for Indian Independence Day
Video Icon
Sandalwood Saturday Kurukshetra  Bollywood actor Sonu Sood cast get candid
Video Icon
North Karnataka floods: Kichcha Sudeep requests people to support victims
Video Icon
National award winner Sanchari Vijay to play psycho in next film? Watch Sandalwood Saturdays
Video Icon
Sandalwood Saturday: Women-centric film Mahira hits screens; debutants hope to connect with fans
Video Icon
iSmart Shankar success: Ram Gopal Varma showers Nabha Natesh with champagne; shares video on Twitter
Video Icon
Happy Birthday Shivarajkumar: Sandalwood superstar cuts cake in London post surgery
Video Icon
World of Nithyananda: From talking bulls, cows to monkeys with vocal cords
Video Icon
Kannada movie Devaki has nothing to do with Bollywood's Kahani: Priyanka Upendra
Video Icon
Here is why Yash-Radhika named daughter Ayra
Video Icon