Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Dec 1: A tree count research report done by NUCSER Nitte Biomedical Science College has increased the concern of citizens of Mangaluru.
The report warns that the city might be declared not fit to dwell in the next 10 to 20 years. The report says that there are only 6.24% trees in wards and public places of the city.
Trees are cut in the name of development. The city corporation is not planting enough plants in places where trees are cut. This has reduced the number of trees in city considerably.
The report suggests that government should take suitable action immediately and commit itself to save the environment. In addition, citizens should also save the environment in the land that they own.
It is said that oxygen level is depleting in the city as the trees are reducing and temperature is soaring. The team led by Dr Smita Hegde, deputy director of NUCSER counted the trees in the city and made the report.