Kupwara, April 04: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara , Anshul Garg, today ordered for axing of all Russian species female poplar trees in the district within six days. He exhorted upon the general public to themselves come forward for axing of this specy of tree standing in their land as it is health hazardous because of its pollen which creates influenza like infections .
DC said the Russian Female Poplar trees standing in government departments land including Forest, State land and Kacharie land shall be felled down by the concerned District Officers and Tehsildars within a period of 06 days.
He also directed the Tehsildars to take steps in consultation with Police, Forest and Social Forestry Department to implement the order in letter and spirit.
DC said in view of the situation arisen due to spread of COV1D-19, it has become imperative to take further preventive measures by way of felling down of Russian Female Poplar Trees as the pollen creates influenza like infection.