Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding widening a stretch of 35 km road adjoining the Megamalai Reserved Forest in Theni district, Tamil Nadu, 01/09/2016

  • 01/09/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M. Saravanan Vs Government of Tamil Nadu - Environment and Forest Department dated 01/09/2016 regarding widening a stretch of 35 km road adjoining the Megamalai Reserved Forest in Theni district, Tamil Nadu.

National Green Tribunal in its judgement orders that the "widening of the road must be only within the boundaries of existing right of way which is a ‘poromboke’ land handed over to the State Highways Department and should not go beyond the limits under any circumstances and the resultant timber and firewood from the 122 trees permitted to be felled on account of the widening of the carriage way should be accounted for and disposed as per the rules and no scope should be given for misuse".