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Campaign against Illegal Tree felling in Bangalore


Section 8(1) & Section 22 of the Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act, 1976

Sec 8(1): Restriction on felling of trees.-

With effect on and from the appointed day, notwithstanding any custom, usage contract or law for the time being in force, no person shall fell any tree or cause any tree to be felled in any land, whether in his ownership or occupancy or otherwise, except with the previous permission of the Tree Officer.

Sec 22: Penalty.-

Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or orders made thereunder shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both. Upon such conviction the court may order any penalty in respect of which offence is committed to be forfeited to the State Govt.

ESG is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes the cause of environmental and social justice through research, documentation, advocacy, training and campaign support. We aim to support the rights of local communities and voiceless ecosystems in a responsible, progressive manner that keeps contextual complexities in mind.

See Hasire Usiru for current information on tree felling in Bangalore.

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