Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/02/2018 regarding misuse of forest rest houses which are being used for tourism and other purposes. This is contrary to Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. Supreme Court directs the petitioner to prepare draft guidelines in consultation with CEC and handed over to the Ministry of Forests and Environment for consideration.

CHENNAI: Nearly one-third of the area in the country with sandalwood distribution is in Tamil Nadu with the state covering an area of 3,040sqkm spread across several districts.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ecological Imbalance, 22/12/2017 . The details of the forest land diverted for non forestry purposes in the country during the last three years, State/UT wise including Jharkhand is annexed at Annexure ‘A’.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Themrei Tuithung & Others Vs Union of India dated 06/12/2017 for review of judgement passed by NGT in 26/02/2016 which had cleared the forest clearance granted to the Thoubal Multipurpose Project proposed at the trijunction of of Ukhrul, Senapati and Thoboul Districts of Manipur

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Non Violence Again Vs Vedanta Limited & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized use of forest land in Jharsuguda by Vedanta Limited. The Applicant states that Vedanta Ltd. formerly known as Vedanta Alumina Ltd. used 246.74 acres of forest land in Khata No. 108 illegally for its ash pond in Burrkhamunda village in Jharsuguda district without approval from the Central Govt. under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (in short, FC Act).

Judgement of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh dated 08/11/2017 in the matter of State of Telangana Vs Md. Hayath Uddin & Others regarding Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. The case was filed by the State of Telangana questioning the order of the NGT dated 05/10/2017 which stopped all construction activities for the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme.

The Lohit valley where the Demwe project will come up

Guwahati: The National Green Tribunal has suspended the forest clearance of the 1,750MW Demwe hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh.

In 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan overruled the views of the expert members of the NBWL standing committee and granted it wildlife clearance.

The State Government is in the process of finalising demand notices to be served on 34 mining lease holders for recovery of full cost of the minerals illegally mined in violation of Forest Conserva

24,000 fully grown trees were uprooted to widen Bist-Doab stretch

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