Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding felling of trees for the construction of 850 KW Mini Hydro Power project, Gurdaspur, Punjab, 09/03/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Amandeep Aggarwal Vs. State of Punjab & Others dated 09/03/2018. This application is moved by M/s Preetech Power Pvt. Ltd., seeking approval of this Tribunal for felling of trees on the private land. In support of the relief, it is averred that the applicant has undertaken the project for construction of 850 KW Mini Hydro Power project at Sabraon Branch Canal RD 34160 on L/s Village Tuglawala, Tehsil Shri Hargobindpur Forest Division and District, Gurdaspur, Punjab.
Punjab Forest Service Divisional Forest Officer, Gurdaspur submitted before the Court that they found the request made for felling trees could be granted as there is no legal impediment. NGT allows the project proponent for the felling of trees "as it has compiled with all legal formalities".