Green cover: NGT slaps fine on Karnataka

Green cover: NGT slaps fine on Karnataka

The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on Karnataka and Manipur for not filing statements on maintenance of green cover along highways and the number of trees proposed to be cut for various projects.

A bench, headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim, noted that Karnataka and Manipur have not furnished information on road stretches in different areas of these states where trees have been felled and areas identified for compensatory afforestation. “We impose a fine of Rs 50,000 each upon the states of Karnataka and Manipur for not filing the statement and give them a time of one week.”

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