Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding large scale encroachments of forest land in the various districts of State of Jharkhand, 06/08/2018

  • 06/08/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Lakhan Singh Vs State of Jharkhand dated 06/08/2018 regarding large scale encroachments of forest land in the various districts of State of Jharkhand and violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in raising various constructions in the reserve forest. The essential prayer made in the application is for a direction upon the State respondents to conduct geo-referencing the entire cadastral sheets of notified forests, namely, reserved forest, protected forest, etc. in entire State of Jharkhand for identifying encroachments on the forests land after geo-referencing, satellite surveying and ground truthing the forest areas and for removal of encroachments.

Court directs that all cases of illegal encroachments be diligently dealt with in accordance with law by the concerned authorities which would include the matter pertaining to online application for clearance in respect of 34.21 acres of forest land.

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