Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding cutting of hills in Udaipur, Rajasthan, 15/03/2023

  • 15/03/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manya Sharma Vs State of Rajasthan dated 15/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is against cutting of a hill in Udaipur for construction of a water tank for supply of drinking water.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary, Rajasthan to ensure that measures are adopted to protect the hills in the area. It should be ensured that even important projects of water supply have to be undertaken consistent with the environmental norms without cutting the hills.

The court said that the Chief Secretary, Rajasthan should consult Geology Department, Rajasthan or any other expert so as to take preventive and remedial measures for protection of the hills by notifying boundaries and conducting suitable demarcation. Such measures has to be taken within three months.

A public notice be issued prohibiting developmental/construction activities on the hills of Udaipur, the NGT order said.