Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding felling of trees in a green belt, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab, 19/07/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Council of Engineers & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 19/07/2021 regarding restitution of designated green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana and stopping of its unlawful conversion into residential plots and by planting saplings of indigenous trees equal to twenty time the trees felled by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT). The application said that 54 trees have been illegally felled.

The NGT said that the issue should be examined by the Principal Secretary, Department of Local Bodies, Punjab in coordination with the Ludhiana Improvement Trust and a decision taken expeditiously within two months.