Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction in violation of Forest Conservation Act 1980, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, 04/05/2016

  • 04/05/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Prashanti Surya Construction Co. (M/s Prashanti Surya Construction Co.) & Others Vs Central Empowered Committee & Others dated 04/05/2016 regarding hotel, shopping complex and bus stand constructed by M/s Prashanti Surya Construction, at Mcleodganj, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh in alleged violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

NGT directs the project proponent to pay Environmental Compensation in terms of Section 15 and 17 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 to the sum of Rs. 15 lac and a sum of Rs. 5 lac each on State of Himachal Pradesh and Department of Tourism. of Rs. 5 lac each for its failure to perform their functions in accordance with law and permitting the project to come up "which ex facie was in violation of law and that seriously prejudiced to environment."