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To: Chief Minister of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa, BDA Commissioner: H R Mahadev

33,000 trees: Stop the PRR project

-Provide detailed project report.
-Conduct fresh EIA, based on exact details of the project.
-Not have public consultations until the corona pandemic is under control
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Why is this important?

33,838 trees, 25 acres of forest land and 6 water bodies are under threat due to the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project in Bengaluru.

The Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) has been arguing that only 200 will be cut, using an erroneous Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for four years now.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) rejected the report based on the submission by the Horticulture and Forest Department that about 16,685 trees need to be felled.

The BDA have now admitted that in fact over 33,000 trees will be felled for the project.

The sheer number of trees and the environmental impact has been hidden by the BDA for the past few years -- this is unacceptable!

Can we still call Bengaluru a Garden City? Let’s fight for what’s left of it.

Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/city/top-bengaluru-stories/bengaluru-not-200-over-33000-trees-to-go-for-peripheral-ring-road-865300.html

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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The Karnataka govt has now scheduled a public hearing on Aug 18 amid rising Covid-19 cases! Will you go? Learn more here:
https://www.deccanherald.com/city/karnataka-govt-calls-for-public-hearing-on-bengaluru-peripheral-ring-road-865727.html

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