Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding de-concretization of trees of Tirath Jyotisar, Kurukshetra, 21/07/2015

  • 21/07/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action (ICELA) Vs. Dy. Commissioner & Others dated 21/07/2015 regarding de-concretization of trees, Kurukshetra.

The Applicant is seeking directions to the respondents – Deputy Commissioner Kurukshetra and Kurukshetra Development Board to deconcretize/remove the marble flooring around the ancient holy Banyan tree at Kurukshetra and expose the soil for aeration and absorption of nutrients and also for spread of its aerial roots; and for further direction to remove all the electric wires, sound fixtures, chains, nets, bells, sign boards or any other superficial attachment thereon; and for restraining the respondents from according any sanction or any permission or to do any act which would disturb/pollute/contaminate/degrade the health and ecology of the trees and generally to de-concretize the area around the trees in other parts of Kurukshetra.