Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 04/01/2024.

In the application, applicant has raised the plea that a Sal reserve forest spread over 20.9270 acres in Aamwala Tarla village, Dehradun, Uttarakhand within Ward No. 61 of the Municipal Corporation exists. The grievance of the applicant is that the private builders have constructed a road inside the forest and they are cutting the trees and trying to sell the land of the forest.

Judgement of the High Court of Orissa in the matter of Shiba Prasad Sahu Vs Authorised Officer-Cum-A.C.F., Boudh Division, Boudh regarding confiscation of the Applicant's truck carrying Sal Leaves plates by forest officials in Boudh. Consequent upon which, the forest officials initiated a confiscation proceeding against the petitioner under the Orissa Forest Act.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Union of India & Ors dated 25/02/2014 regarding illegal cutting of trees in Uttarakhand which has disturbed the environment and ecology of the area. A dispute is also raised before the Tribunal that it is a reserve forest land and would not put to any non-Forest activity and even could not be transferred, without the permission of the Central/State Government.

A number of forest communities have been living in forest fringe areas of the south-western part of the state of West Bengal, India for centuries. From this dry-deciduous Sal (Shorea robusta) forest area, forest villagers collect forest products for their daily household needs as well as they also sell a proportion of products at the local market. In socio-cultural life of these forest communities, the surrounding forest has a great impact. Minor forest products or non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are used for medicine, worship, decoration, jewellery, food, fodder, firewood etc.

The study was conducted in Madhupur National Park (MNP), which is very well known for its characteristics as deciduous forest. This study examined the constraints of park management, causes of deforestation and prospects of Madhupur Sal forests (Modhupur National Park) of Bangladesh.

Sal (Shorea robusta Roth) is one of the most important timber-yielding plants in India, known for its heavy, hard and tough wood. Sal is an important source of hardwood timber in India, with hard, coarse-grained wood.

Taungyas have lived in Uttar Pradesh for decades but law does not recognise them. They have hope from the Forest rights Act 2006 in getting legal identity, as it recognises the traditional rights of scheduled tribes and other forest-dwellers on forest land and resources.

The gram sabha of Cavelossim Village Panchayat on Sunday opposed the land acquisition proposal of the Fisheries Department for the proposed construction of ship building, docking and repairs of boats at Mobor.
Sarpanch Edwin Cardozo said the proposal to acquired 17800 square metres for the proposed ship building project has been unanimously opposed by the villagers.
He said the land acquisition

Soil organic carbon was estimated in four land uses viz. forests, plantations, agroforestry and horticulture in Haridwar district. Over all 425 soil samples were collected from different land uses at various locations.


Tribal residents belonging to Juang and Bhuyan communities went on dharna in the Keonjhar district collectorate on Sunday protesting large-scale plantation of commercial trees like acacia, eucalyptus and teak in local forests after cutting down natural sal trees.