The city has been illuminated with colourful lights since Christmas. Even the trees on the road were not spared. All night long the trees are still glowing with colorful lights. There is now a competition to decorate this light across the suburbs of Kolkata. Bidhannagar, South Dum Dum, North Dum Dum and Dum Dum municipalities are not far behind. But this light disrupts the physiological processes of birds, insects and insects. According to environmentalists, it has a direct impact on the environment.
The administration conducts various programs throughout the year to promote awareness and protect the environment. The question is, why aren’t they paying attention? Many residents of Bidhannagar from Dum Dum complained that lights flooded the area even after the event was over. Why aren’t the lights on at night? This question was put to Bidhannagar, South Dum Dum, North Dum Dum and Dum Dum municipal authorities. “We will think about it,” he said.
Ecologist Swati Nandi Chakraborty says that there is biodiversity around the plant, where such lighting at night definitely harms the organism. The physiological and biological activities of birds and insects are disrupted. The artificial heat generated in the light also kills many insects. It’s a matter of concern. Because the damage is long-lasting. The use of such lights should be stopped immediately.
But will the damage be undone? For example, despite knowing everything, the work of putting hoarding-banner by putting nails on the tree has been going on for many years. Despite complaints to the authorities, no action has been taken. Susmit Roy, a resident of Dum Dum, said, “The tradition of lighting up trees at any social or cultural event has started. It burns throughout the night. No one thinks about that. However, there should be strict laws to prevent this. Is that all there is? How many do you know? ”
Bidhannagar Mayor Krishna Chakraborty said the administration is making all efforts to protect the environment. At the end of the festival, the lights are turned off. Still, to control this work, efforts will be made with all the municipal representatives. Awareness will be created among the public in this regard. Barun Natta, vice-chairman of Dum Dum municipality, claimed that the municipality has already taken steps to stop putting up banners and hoardings by nailing them on trees. However, the issue of lighting the trees at night will be discussed. Many pourakarmikas in South Dumdum and North Dumdum say that there has been no thought yet to stop the lighting of trees.