Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi, 04/09/2017

  • 04/09/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 04/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies in Delhi.

NGT directs the Project Proponent (National Buildings Construction (NBCC) Limited) not to fell any tree without obtaining consent from the concerned authority, in accordance with law. The consent, if granted, shall necessarily include the condition that if any tree is fell or permitted to cut, in place thereof at least 10 trees shall be planted in the same area and it shall also be examined, at the first instance, whether is it possible to transplant the exiting tree within the same area.

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