Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Question No. 2270
Answered on 09th December 2019
Tree Census in Bengaluru
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:
(a)Whether the Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), a wing of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has received any proposal from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for tree census in Bengaluru;
(b)If so, the details thereof; and
(c)The details of the tree census conducted by IWST in other cities during last five years?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(Shri Babul Supriyo)
(a)And (b) Yes, Sir. A proposal for tree census has been received from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru. Accordingly, a project proposal entitled “Enumeration and risk assessment of trees in the area under BBMP” was submitted by Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) at the cost Rs. 432.67 lakhs for duration of 3 years to BBMP. The proposal was accepted by BBMP and an amount of Rs. 200.00 lakhs has been released by BBMP for carrying out the work.
(c)IWST has not carried out tree census work in other cities during last five years.