Supreme Court issues notice in a matter challenging the NGT order directing removal of encroachments in ‘forest alike areas’ in Maharashtra without MoEF&CC approval
Jamshid Kersi Dalal v. Union of India & Ors.; Order dated 8 February 2021
A two judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court comprising of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat has issued notice in a matter challenging an order of the National Green Tribunal (“NGT”) which had directed the Collector and Forest Department to remove encroachments found in ‘forest alike areas’ in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani region in Maharashtra without approval of the
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (“MoEF&CC”). Through this order, the Supreme Court has also directed that no coercive steps be taken against the appellant in the interim.
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