Bhopal: A forest department official in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh has imposed a fine on a tribal youth for cutting down two trees. It is said to be 1. A fine of Rs.2 crorehas been imposed. Talking about the matter, the official said, "The actual price of the tree as well as the direct and indirect benefits it brings have been calculated. On that basis, the fine amount has been fixed. As per the information received in the case, the accused of cutting trees is a resident of Silwani village in Raisaina district.
The youth is said to be Chhote Lal Bhilal and is accused of cutting down two teak trees. According to the information received in the case, Chhote Lal was seen cutting trees in Singor Sanctuary on January 5. He was the one who had been absconding since then. He was arrested on April 26. In this case, the Bamhori Forest Ranger says, "According to the Director General Council of Forest Tree Research and Education, a tree gives a profit of about Rs. 52 lakhs for 50 years.
This includes oxygen worth about Rs.12 lakhs, pollution control of Rs.24 lakhs, prevention of soil cutting of Rs.19 lakhs and water filtration of Rs.4 lakhs. In this way, a tree gives a profit of Rs.60 lakhs during its age. In addition, the official said in his statement, "The small red has been imposed with a crime linking all the benefits from the tree. Little Red is a habitual offender. He has been caught on the same crime several times before. At the same time, the official said, 'He cuts trees and sells them at furniture shops.'