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

Printed Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Ecological imbalance or contempt of HC-Delhi Forest Department











Delhi Govt’s conundrum


What the High Court has ordered (in a series of cases)

  • To plant around 2 lakh tree saplings in central ridge
  • Sapling should be 6 feet tall
  • Sapling should be three and half year’s age.




What experts say

  • Species such as Mango and Jackfruit unsuitable for ridge
  • 6 feet tall saplings would find it difficult to establish in the thin soil layer
  • Mass plantation in central ridge would disrupt local ecosystem




Source: Hindustan Times, 30 August 2019, New Delhi.