Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Biren Kr. Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 11/01/2017 regarding expansion of National Highway No. 49 from Bhojpur to Chhatabar Section covering a stretch of 200 Kms without obtaining forest clearance under the Forest (Conservation) act, 1980 even though 19.58 Ha of forest land are involved. NGT directs National Highway Division, Deogarh
and M/s Sridurga Condev to withhold further work on the project if forest clearance has not been obtained under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.