Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental rules in the process of constructing a hotel in villages Raya and Ghati ka Math, Rajasthan, 13/02/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal)  in the matter of Bhagwat Singh Dewda Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 13/02/2023.

The matter raised in the application is violation of environmental rules through the construction of hotel/resort affecting flora and fauna in the village Raya, Kailaspuri of district Udaipur and village Ghati ka math of district Rajasmand, Rajasthan. It was alleged that the construction of the hotel was being done without obtaining the requisite environmental clearance as per the EIA Notification, 2006 and consent to establish. Debris was dumped obstructing the natural flow of nallah.

The height of bundh (anicut) was increased without requisite permission and this can affect the supply and the recharge of Gandhara Sagar lake. Concretization and construction over the catchment area of the nallah has also been done.

Justice Sheo Kumar Singh, Central Zone Bench, Bhopal directed notice to be issued to the respondents and they have been asked to submit their reply within six weeks. The matter has been listed for March 31, 2023.