Report on trees being cut for PM's cheetah reintroduction event fake: MP forest dept

Updated: Sep 23 2022 6:15PM

Report on trees being cut for PM's cheetah reintroduction event fake: MP forest dept

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Officials of the Madhya Pradesh forest department on Friday dismissed as "fake" a media report on felling of trees to make arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit with around 300 guests for the release of eight cheetahs from Namibia in the Kuno National Park last week.

The report claimed that the national park had only one guesthouse and therefore, tents were pitched to accommodate the VIPs, which "entailed the cutting of a large number of trees".

It also claimed that trees were felled for making helipads.