Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding damage to Parsik hill due to construction, Navi Mumbai, 27/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. Kumar, Conscious Citizen Forum Vs State of Maharashtra dated 27/05/2019 regarding construction and selling of flats resulting in damage to the Parsik Hill and the green belt at Navi Mumbai. Construction would involve cutting of trees and disturbance of forest land. Quarrying along the hill is destroying the bio-diversity, forest and affecting the water bodies. It is submitted that to prevent further destruction of bio-diversity and the hills, there is need to debar any further construction adjacent to hill slopes and hilltops. Hills with slope of 25 degree cannot be permitted to be cut. By this yardstick, hills like Powai hill, Chandivali hill, Worli hill, Antop hill, Malabar hill, Parsik hill need to be protected.
NGT directs submission of a joint report from the Urban Development Department, the Land and Revenue Department and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Maharashtra in the matter within one month.