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Union forest ministry orders legal action against illegal constructions in Corbett Tiger Reserve

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Rishikesh, Jan 5 (PTI) The Union Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change has asked its integrated regional office in Dehradun to initiate legal action against the offenders involved in the illegal felling of trees and constructions in the Corbett Tiger Reserve.            A field inspection carried out by a team of the National Tiger Conservation Authority had found illegal felling of trees, construction of concrete structures and water bodies in Kalagarh which falls in the buffer zone of CTR.

          The constructions in Moghatti and Pakhro areas of Kalagarh are in violation of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, Wildlife (Protection) Act , 1972 and Indian Forest Act, 1972.

         After examining a report sent by the regional office, the ministry in a letter dated December 22  has asked its Dehradun office to file complaints seeking legal action against the offenders under sections 3A and 3B of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.             A copy of the letter has been sent to additional chief secretary Anand Bardhan and Uttarakhand’s Head of Forest Force Vinod Kumar for action. PTI Corr ALM RCJ

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