Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)

Gurugram villagers claim ‘vilayati babool’ trees drying Aravallis, depleting groundwater level

By Anurit Kanti and Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Residents of Gairatpur Baas and Mohammadpur Gujar villages say that 75 to 80% concentration of mesquite or Vilayti Babool trees in the region led to extreme water scarcity so much so that wild life in the region has started encroaching into the villages for water.
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