Over the course of four years, the civic body has felled 1,671 trees in the name of development projects.
Story so far: Only 14 lakh trees were present in Bengaluru, according to a 2014 IISc research. For every 16 individuals, there is one tree. It was cautioned that if things kept going the way they were, fewer trees would grow, less greenery would exist, and pollution would rise.
- Due to construction projects and other factors, there are more trees being cut down throughout the city.
- Between 2019–20 and 2022–2023, 1,671 trees were removed.
Development projects: In the last four years, 169 trees have been cut down for the metro project and 24 for the Baiyappanahalli railway project and other flyover projects, road widening and Namma Metro work.
- According to guidelines, 5 saplings should be planted for every tree that is removed. As a result, since 2016–17, BBMP has planted 3,93,923 saplings. In 2018–19 and 2021–22, however, not a single sapling was planted.