Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding grant of EC to a project within prohibited distance from two wildlife sanctuaries, Panchkula district, Haryana, 15/06/2021

  • 15/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Malik & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/06/2021.

The application seeks execution of order of the NGT, March 25, 2021 in Original Application No. 78/2021 directing a joint Committee of the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Haryana and the Chief Wildlife Warden, Haryana to look into the matter of construction within prohibited distance from two wildlife sanctuaries in Panchkula district and take action as found necessary.

The applicant has requested for relook into the EC dated January 5, 2021 granted to M/s Amarnath Aggarwal Investment (P) Ltd. for a housing project within prohibited distance from two wildlife sanctuaries – Bir Shikargarh and Kho Hai Raitam in Panchkula district. According to the applicant, the joint Committee has failed to look into the matter and take any action.

The NGT directed the SEIAA, Haryana and the Chief Wildlife Warden, Haryana to file a status report in the matter.