Meghalaya: Reserved Forests under threat in Garo Hills
TURA | Sept 10, 2019:
Despite concerns being raised over deforestation in many parts of Meghalaya, the pleas to protect and preserve the forest areas seem to fall on deaf ears.
The large scale felling of trees is not only limited to private lands as reserved forests under the jurisdiction of the state government are also victims of human unlimited wants.
The latest case was reported in East Garo Hills after residents found huge number of sal trees mowed down within a state managed forest reserve about 5 kms from the offices of a range forest office in Rongjeng.