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Nearly 2%, or 13,000 sq km, of India’s total forest area is occupied by encroachers, the environment ministry has said(REUTERS)

2% of India’s forest land is encroached

By Jayashree Nandi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:36 AM IST
The largest area encroached on is in Madhya Pradesh with about 5347.17 sq km, or nearly 7%, of 7,7414 sq km of forests being occupied by squatters; followed by Assam (11.28%) and Odisha (1.5%), according to the ministry.
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The Indian Reserve Battalion, which runs the police training and research centre (in picture), presently occupies over 300 acres of PLPA notified land in Bhondsi.(HT image)
The Indian Reserve Battalion, which runs the police training and research centre (in picture), presently occupies over 300 acres of PLPA notified land in Bhondsi.(HT image)

Police training centre built on forest land, rules NGT

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:07 AM IST
Earlier this year, in response to a petition filed by the former sarpanch of Manesar panchayat, Ram Avtar Yadav, the NGT had sought a “factual and action-taken report” from the Haryana forest department to determine any irregularities in the matter.
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The forest department on Friday served Gurgaon’s Golden Greens Golf Club (near Sakatpur village) with a notice asking it to remove illegal constructions from mushtil nos 49 and 55, which show that the club is occupying about 25 to 30 acres of protected forest land, in Gurugram, on Sunday, 04 August 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))
The forest department on Friday served Gurgaon’s Golden Greens Golf Club (near Sakatpur village) with a notice asking it to remove illegal constructions from mushtil nos 49 and 55, which show that the club is occupying about 25 to 30 acres of protected forest land, in Gurugram, on Sunday, 04 August 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))

Sector 79 golf course directed to remove illegal structures from Aravalli forest land in 15 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 03:19 AM IST
As per revenue records, about 25 to 30 acres of the golf course is built on either Aravalli plantation land or on land which is protected under the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900, forest department officials said. The golf course is spread over 250 acres, the officials said.
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The Delhi government Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal that no encroachment shall be allowed on forest land in Southern Ridge.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal that no encroachment shall be allowed on forest land in Southern Ridge.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

No encroachment on forest land in Southern Ridge: Delhi govt to NGT

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:04 AM IST
The forest department told a bench of Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore and expert member Satyawan Singh Garbyal that fencing work on the land is going on and shall be completed soon.
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Minister of forest and wildlife Sadhu Singh Dharamsot(HT File)
Minister of forest and wildlife Sadhu Singh Dharamsot(HT File)

28,600 acres of forest land in Punjab under illegal possession: Minister

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The forest and wildlife minister claimed that the Congress government initiated a drive against the illegal possession and took control of, for instance, “400 acres worth Rs 700 crore in Ludhiana district”.
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According to official figures, Garhwal reported 68 incidents of fire in which over 31 hectares of land were gutted. In Kumaon region, 12 incidents of fire damaged 33 hectares of forest land while one incident in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary damaged 5 hectares, officials said.(HT File Photo)
According to official figures, Garhwal reported 68 incidents of fire in which over 31 hectares of land were gutted. In Kumaon region, 12 incidents of fire damaged 33 hectares of forest land while one incident in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary damaged 5 hectares, officials said.(HT File Photo)

69 hectares of Uttarakhand forest land gutted in fire

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 07:25 PM IST
The state forest department has estimated a loss of Rs 70,000 in the damage caused by wildfires since February 15 this year in Uttarakhand.
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