Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal hill cutting, Goa, 08/01/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of M/s. Nanu Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs Sayed Tayeeb & Others dated 08/01/2016 regarding illegal hill cutting by the Town and Country Planning Department, Government of Goa which is resulting in to change in natural drainage pattern and increase in instances of hillslope instability and landslides, thereby adversely affecting the environment.

NGT directed the respondents authorities to initiate action against Respondent No.7 for hill cutting i.e. without permission and/or being in excess of any permission granted for hill cutting, is without such mandatory statutory permission for the same, including action under Section 17B of the (Goa) Town & Country Planning Act.