NGT initiates suo motu case over loss of 6 million trees

Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava, judicial member Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi and expert member Dr A Senthil Vel observed that massive loss of trees was observed particularly in Telangana and Maharashtra.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and forest departments of Maharashtra, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh over alleged disappearance of 6 million trees from farmlands between 2019 and 2022.

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