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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.