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NGT tells Hindu College to plant 100 trees

 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked the Hindu College to stop construction of a hostel and plant 100 trees on its premises against the 10 trees that it has cut.

A Bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, asked the college to first plant 100 trees and submit a report, after which it can start construction on its premises.

"You (college) must first plant 100 trees against the 10 trees you have felled for construction work. Submit a report and show us the proof after which you can start the work," the Bench said while 
posting the matter for July 27.

The tribunal's direction came after the counsel for the college submitted that it had cut ten trees to facilitate the construction.

The Bench was hearing a petition filed by NGO Jai Hind through advocate Gaurav Bansal alleging that the college management was illegally constructing certain blocks in its premises and cutting trees without prior permission from the authorities.
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