TN to punish people who defaces roadside trees

Tamil Nadu State government has announced penalty and imprisonment on defacing trees on the roadside. The state mentioned it as anti-nature to hit nails on trees.
Arjun Manjunadha

Updated: Sep 10,2019 03:24:46 pm

TN to punish people who defaces roadside trees

10 September 2019 Current Affairs:Tamil Nadu State government has announced penalty and imprisonment on defacing trees on the roadside. The state mentioned it as anti-nature to hit nails on trees. 
Defacing the tree including putting up many metal rods and electric wires on trees for decoration. This reduces the lifetime of a tree. To avoid this the State has introduced this move.

Penalty:
The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) said that people who deface roadside trees by putting up advertisements, cables and lights will face a penalty of Rs.25,000 and a jail term of up to 3 years. The State has given 10 days to private organizations and individuals to remove such advertisements.
The prohibitor will be punished under the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919. Section 326 of the Act explains the regulations and procedures on how hoarding can be put up in a public place in the corporation limits. It also requires a license from the District Collector. GCC has now extended this Act to include roadside trees.
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