Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding allotment of forest land for the establishment of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Odisha, 15/07/2021

  • 15/07/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal, Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata in the matter of Rangagorah Fisherman Co-operative Society Ltd. & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 15/07/2021.

The matter related to allotment of land for the establishment of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT). This land is Jungle-II Kisam. The Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) had applied for diversion of revenue forest kisam of land vide State Sl. No. 701 of 2014. H

owever, it's not clear whether this land, as shown in the record as Jungle-II kisam, has been diverted for non-forest purposes or not.

The NGT directed IDCO to file a affidavit showing the current status of the correspondences between the authorities of the state government regarding diversion of the land allotted to KIIT and as to whether the said land has been diverted for non-forest purpose or not before the next date fixed, August 11, 2021.