It has been observed that large number of Palmyrahs being destroyed in deserted areas in Soranpattu and Mulaiyady Grama Officer divisions of the Pachchillaippalli Divisional Secretary’s area.
It has been identified that the Palmyrahs are being destroyed illegally, in State and Private lands.
Some area people commenting on this said that some unscrupulous elements have prepared deeds for Forest Department and assist the people destroying the Palmyrah resources. They also said that the Grama Officers of relevant areas and the politicians had visited the said area and assessed the situation. They further said that, although they have complained to the several times, they have not taken any action and some of them are maintaining good contact with the culprits destroying the Palmyrahs.
The public have demanded action be taken to stop the wanton destruction of Palmyrahs.