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The Report contains significant findings of audit of the Departments under Economic Sector and of the Receipts and Expenditure of major Revenue earning Departments under Revenue Sector under the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 and Regulations on Audit and Accounts,

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/01/2020 regarding permission to fell trees to build three railway over bridge projects in Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding rehabilitation of farmers from Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/04/2019. The application has been filed seeking permission for removal of 202 nos. of trees in the Perumalai Reserve Forest at Lingavadai Village in Natham Taluk, Dindigul District from L. Malaiyur Forest Road upto Rajakadu Km 0/0 – 2/800 for laying road.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/04/2019 regarding felling of trees for the construction to be undertaken by the Referral Research Army Hospital, Delhi.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Plan for environmental protection and afforestation, 11/02/2019. The State/UTs-wise details of funds released and utilised under Compensatory Afforestation Funds ,Green India Mission and National Afforestation Programme for the last three years and current year are given in Annexure-I, II and III respectively.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds for increasing forest cover, 11/02/2019. The State/UTs wise details of forest cover along with percentage as per ISFR-2017 is given in Annexure-I. National Afforestation Programme (NAP) of the Ministry of Environment & Forests is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for afforestation and eco-restoration of degraded forests and adjoining areas through people’s participation.

Another significant reason behind delay in construction of these 30 projects is non-availability of land for compensatory afforestation.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/01/2019.

CHANDIGARH: Sangrur based environment activist Amandeep Aggarwal feels disillusioned that his grit and perseverance in exposing the alleged rampant tree felling and misplaced compensatory afforesta

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