Govt bans Russian poplar trees in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: District Magistrate Srinagar has imposed ban on sale, purchase and plantation of Russian poplar tree species in Srinagar city, an official handout said Friday.
Anybody found contravening this order shall be booked under relevant provisions of law, it said.
Due to plantation and mushroom growth of Russian poplars in and around Srinagar, the pollens dispersed from these trees have become a major cause of various infectious diseases besides creating an irritating nuisance for the general public particularly persons suffering from chest diseases and the small children, the handout added.

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