Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding forest fires, Uttarakhand, 29/04/2022

  • 29/04/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in Hindustan dated 21.04.2022 titled “Village in danger due to fire in forest” dated 29/04/2022.

The matter was taken up in light of captioned media report to the effect that forest fire has taken place in Champavat division in Uttarakhand, adversely affecting the environment and biodiversity and the life of inhabitants and animals in the area including Boom, Bhigrada, Devidura forest and Sakedna, Machiyad, Poorvi Tallapal Veloon which requires remedial action.

The tribunal was of the view that remedial action is required to control the fire and also to prevent future fires and directed the Secretary, forest, Uttarakhand to look into the incident of fires mentioned in the media report and take appropriate action for rehabilitation of the effected persons and restoration of the affected area, as per current schemes, utilizing the CAMPA Funds, available with the state.