Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding non-forestry activities and enroachment by Balco in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 17/07/2018

  • 17/07/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Bhupesh Baghel Vs Anil Agarwal dated 17/07/2018 regarding non-forestry activities and enroachment by Balco in Bastar, Chhattisgarh.

The allegation in this contempt petition is that large areas have been used for non-forest purposes by M/s. Balco in spite of the order passed by this Court on 29.02.2008.

Supreme Court directs the Forest Survey of India to undertake a detailed study in a time bound manner by using high resolution satellite imageries obtained from the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad to find out whether any tree felling and/or non-forest use has taken place after 29.02.2008 in the revenue forest land and/or deemed forest in possession of M/s. Balco.

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