Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

150 trees felled near sacred Mangar forest



Around 150 trees have reportedly been felled in the densely forested parts of Mangar, off the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, which is one of the few pristine spots left in the Aravalis in Haryana. Villages say the timber is being transported out in trucks. 

The area where the alleged felling has take place is close to Mangar Bani, a grove within Mangar that is held to be sacred by locals. 

Former village committee member, Sunil Harsana, has taken GPS readings of the places where trees have been felled over the last four-five days. "I have got readings of at least 150 trees where only stumps are left now. I am not sure if the locals are doing this," said Harsana.