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HC allows HML to cut 83,000 rubber trees

PTI Kochi | Updated on October 10, 2012 Published on October 10, 2012

Harrisons Malayalam sought permision to cut old rubber trees from its estates in Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Kottayam and Thrissur districts.

The Kerala High Court (HC) today permitted Harrisons Malayalam Ltd (HML) to cut 83,000 rubber trees from its 10 estates in four districts.

The order in this regard was issued by a division Bench comprising Justices, M Sashidharan Nambiar and P Bhavadasan on a petition by the plantation company to cut old rubber trees from its estates in Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Kottayam and Thrissur districts.

The Bench made it clear that no trees should be cut from the forest area.

HML was also directed to furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 20 crore before cutting the trees.

The Bench also directed forest officials to ensure strict supervision when the trees are cut.

Published on October 10, 2012
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