Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding cutting of trees for the "Project Mega Piped Water Supply" in Kendrapada, Odisha, 15/07/2019

  • 15/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Alaya Samantaray & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding cutting of trees for the "Project Mega Piped Water Supply" in Kendrapada, Odisha.

Report received from the Collector and District Magistrate, Kendrapada and the Divisional Forest Officer, Cuttack has informed NGT that application for diversion of forest submitted by the Executive Engineer, RWS&S Division, Kendrapada for area measuring less than 1 hectare has been processed and use of the forest land allowed under certain terms and conditions. But the Tribunal pointed out that this pertains only to two villages and does not give a clear picture as to whether or not other areas are also involved. The NGT has asked for clarification from the same Joint Committee of the Collector & DM Kendrapara and the DFO, Cuttak on the above. Further, MoEF&CC has also been asked to file its reply on the matter.

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