Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding protection of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, 10/06/2021

  • 10/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/06/2021. This application is for execution of order of the NGT, May 31, 2019 directing issuance of requisite notification under section 26A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for protection of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh.

The counsel for the state of Uttar Pradesh stated that delay has taken place due to Covid-19 pandemic and the Rationalization Committee would complete its work within three months and thereafter the state would issue final notification within three months.

The NGT directed the Commissioner, Meerut to ensure that the rationalization process is completed within three months and a report submitted to the state government and thereafter, the Additional Chief Secretary, Forest and Environment, Uttar Pradesh must ensure that further action is completed within the next three months.