Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalu Ram Yadav Vs State of Rajasthan dated 12/04/2023.

Grievance in the application was against illegal operation of saw mills in tehsil Shri Madhopur, district Sikar, Rajasthan. It was stated that the saw mills were fed by illegally cut trees. There are about 20 sawmills which are non-compliant with the environmental norms. They do not have requisite consents.

Objections on behalf of the applicant (Uday Education & Welfare Trust) to the Joint Committee report, August 4, 2022.

An application was filed before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the use of high power engines being operated without license from the forest department and consuming timber as their raw material without any restriction from the department in Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The NGT, March 23, 2022 directed a joint committee to look into the matter.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uday Education & Welfare Trust Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding grant of provisional licences for establishment of new wood based industries in Uttar Pradesh. It is stated that online recommendations are being considered for new licenses for wood based industries and order dated 11.09.2019 has been issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Lucknow for the purpose.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Santi Rani Naskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 28/01/2019 regarding illegal running of a saw mill, South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal.

Order of the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam in the matter of K. Kuttan Nair Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 15/02/2018 regarding a wood based industrial unit seeking exemption from Kerala Forest (Regulation of Sawmills and Other Wood-based Industrial Units) Rules, 2012.

Appeal is dismissed as the Court says that the reading of the Rule would show that any industrial unit which processes wood as its raw material and includes sawmills, furniture units, veneer units and such other units, are wood-based industrial units.

CDP’s 2017 Global Forests Report draws on the disclosures from 201 companies that responded to the investor request for information on the risks and opportunities linked to four commodities responsible for the majority of deforestation and forest degradation: cattle products, palm oil, timber products and soy.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds’ forest investment programme (CIF FIP) have released a report on how unlocking capital can foster forest sector development in Africa and highlights the benefits of forestry investments in Ghana and in West Africa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Gopal Krishna Ojha Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding noise and air pollution caused by cutting of woods and wooden logs by a manufacturer of furniture, Hooghly, West Bengal.

The record of proceeding also states that direction has been issued to the private respondents to obtain consent to operate for use of electrical (motorized) machine for its manufacturing activities.

This report is an outcome of another report. In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines for the participation of the private sector in afforestation of degraded forests. The guidelines argued that poor productivity of forests has led to a shortage of raw materials to industry.