Order of the Supreme Court regarding standard to determine a 'deemed forest' for Uttarakhand, 07/05/2019

  • 07/05/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Birendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 07/05/2019 regarding finalising a standard to determine a 'deemed forest" for Uttarakhand.

The SC was informed on April 24, 2019 that the state of Uttarakhand had sent a draft criteria to MoEF and that it is lying with the Ministry since 2014. Now, it has come to the notice of the SC that "nothing concrete has been sent to the Ministry". SC directs the state of Uttarakhand to send the necessary proposal within a period of six weeks to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Ministry will then look into the said proposal and do the needful within a period of eight weeks thereafter.

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