Mumbai: Group of Youth Spends New Year Removing Illegal Hoardings Nailed On Trees

The Logical Indian Crew

January 8th, 2018 / 2:11 PM

Source: Times of India, Tribune India | Image Credit: Times of India, Indian Express

The Navi Mumbai Networking volunteers took a bold step this New Year by removing illegal hoardings and banners that were hammered into the trees with nails.


Youth Takes Action

The project was started from Vashi on December 31 where they targeted the illegal banners on tree trunks and branches. The volunteers worked tirelessly the entire night, removing several illegal banners as well as the nails and screws that were holding them together.

Sundeep Sharma, the founder of the Navi Mumbai Networking said, “When you hammer nails into trees, it is a violation of the tree preservation rules and regulations and can also fatally harm the trees,” according to The Times of India.

The volunteers have submitted all the leaflets to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) which is planning to take action against these illegal advertisements.


The Problem Continues

However, even as the civic authorities are taking action against this issue, many advertising companies have started drilling or hammering nails into trees to put the banners up.

This has proven to be exceptionally harmful to many trees especially palm trees. At Kharghar, many palm trees have been immensely damaged due to the drillings. The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) horticulture officer, Geeta Sawant said to The Times of India, “I will be speaking to the Kharghar-based executive engineer of CIDCO about the damage done to the trees. Smaller trees such as palm can even die if nails are hammered into them.”

She further added that attempts will be made to remove as many nails as possible, but it is not only Kharghar that is being affected. Palm trees in Kamothe are also falling prey to these banners. In fact, the hoarding menace even extends to Punjab and Haryana and ironically, most of the banners are being put up by political leaders and belong to several prominent political parties.


The Logical Indian Take

It is a shame that our own political leaders are turning a blind eye to this growing menace and are themselves violating the laws of environmental protection. The defacement of the public and private property has become a common trait amongst political parties now and the health and condition of the trees of the country lie in the hands of mere citizens.

We hope that the actions of the Navi Mumbai Networking send strong messages to the public and illegal hoardings come to a halt.

 


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi

Related Stories

Google Says No To Removing The Saudi App That Lets Men Track Women

Flex Banners Beda

Bengaluru: This Group Is Ensuring No Illegal Political Flex Banners Go Up In The City

Iran Headscarf

Iran: Woman Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Removing Headscarf In Public

1 Lakh Trees Will Have To Be Cut For Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway That Will Run Through 166 Hectares Of Forest

Madras High Court Banners Living Persons

Pictures Of Living Persons Can’t Be Used For Banners & Hoardings: Madras High Court

Social Media Comments

Uttar Pradesh: 18-Year-Old Spends 42 Days In Jail For Facebook Posts, Still Doesn’t Know His Crime

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

7-Yr-Old Sperm Whale Found Dead With Stomach Full Of Plastics In Italy

News

Washington Becomes The First State To Approve Composting As An Alternative To Cremation & Burial

News

Arunachal Pradesh MLA, Son Among 11 Others Killed In Ambush; Counter-Insurgency Operation Launched

News

Election Marred by Allegations Of EVM Tampering, Selective Action On MCC Violation & Others; Confidence In EC Shaken?

Awareness

Despite Numerous Government Schemes, These Tribal Communities In Jharkhand Struggle To Survive

Awareness

Know Why Yearly Herbivore Census In Gujarat’s Gir Forest Is Important

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.