Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal cutting of 500 trees in village Sarai Khawaja, Faridabad, Haryana, 16/11/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the matter of Vijay Chawla Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 16/11/2022. For the illegal cutting of 500 trees in village Sarai Khawaja, Faridabad, Haryana,
M/s SVC & Lahri was directed by the National Green Tribunal to pay Rs. 10 crores. The court fixed the compensation at Rs 10 crores - taking the value of each tree at Rs 2 lakhs. Apart from the said compensation and liability to restore the forest land, the project proponent will be required to do afforestation to the extent of 10 times in consultation with the divisional forest officer (DFO), Faridabad within three months, the order said.