Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding forest clearance to the Thoubal Multipurpose Project, Manipur, 06/12/2017

  • 06/12/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Themrei Tuithung & Others Vs Union of India dated 06/12/2017 for review of judgement passed by NGT in 26/02/2016 which had cleared the forest clearance granted to the Thoubal Multipurpose Project proposed at the trijunction of of Ukhrul, Senapati and Thoboul Districts of Manipur for diversion of 595.00 ha of forest land.

NGT allows the Review Application subject to :

1. The State of Manipur and the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Government of Manipur shall ensure that the FRA, 2006 is duly complied with

2. The State respondents shall ensure that the Gram Sabha of the area or its equivalent is consulted as required under the Act.

3. All efforts shall be made to bring the actions taken thus far while carrying out the project by the project proponent, in accord with the provisions of FRA 2006.