NGT orders probe into death of 400 parrots in Faridkot

Faridkot, July 13

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Chief Wildlife Warden, Punjab, in coordination with the Environment Department or any other expert, to conduct an inquiry into the death of hundreds of parrots in the DC’s office complex, apparently due to some chemical spray sprinkled on trees.

The directions came after some environmentalists with the help of senior High Court advocate HC Arora approached the NGT following the death of around 400 parrots under jamun trees here last month. As per the complainant, such deaths are taking place every year since 2017.

Meanwhile, Additional District Magistrate Gurjit Singh said: “The order to ban the use of poisonous sprays on plants was issued last month and the violators will be punished as per law.” — TNS

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