Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal use of revenue forest land in Jaidev Vihar Mouja, Bhubaneswar Tehshil, Khurda, Odisha, 20/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Mohapatra Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 20/05/2019 regarding illegal and unauthorized use of 568.039 Acres of Revenue Forest Land (Jungle II Kisam) in Khata No. 1427, Jaidev Vihar Mouja, Bhubaneswar Tehshil, Khurda District for non-forestry purpose without obtaining any clearance from the forest department under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
The NGT directs the District Collector and Divisional Forest Officer to consider the allegations in the petition and conduct an inspection of the area in question and ascertain the genuineness of the allegation made and if there is any infraction of any of the provision of statutes, they are at liberty to take action if any to be taken in this regard and submit a factual and action taken report in this regard within a period of two months. The Divisional Forest Officer will act as nodal agency in this regard.