New Delhi, May 18 -- Three of seven government housing projects in south Delhi that were embroiled in a controversy since 2018 because the original proposal called for the felling more than 16,000 trees, have been recommended for clearance by the Union government's expert appraisal committee (EAC) in last two months, according to minutes of meetings accessed by HT.

EAC was considering revised plans for the projects in Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and Kasturba Nagar colonies. It cleared the first two of the projects on March 28, and the third on April 23. The project in Sriniwaspuri had already been recommended for clearance by the committee in January.

According to these plans, fewer trees are to be felled, and a large number are to be tr...