Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding felling of trees in Karnataka, 14/03/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cauvery Sene (Regd.), Medikeri Vs. State of Karnataka regarding felling of trees in Karnataka. NGT in the Order directs that all persons felling, cutting trees in the forest area or even on the private land are prohibited from cutting the trees unless and until they plant before cutting, 10 trees for each tree cut or felled from and/or proposed to be felled or cut. Further they shall deposit the sufficient money with the Forest Department to ensure that the trees are duly cared for and due protection, provided to them at least for a period of 5 years from the day of planting.