Date of Release:
Nov 5 2013
The war of words between the judiciary and the government can turn murkier as the government is looking at clipping the wings of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to check its environmental activism. The environment ministry had to hurriedly notify the recommendations of the Kasturirangan panel on the Western Ghats angering the state government, which claimed that they were not consulted before making 37% of the bio-diverse rich zone as an ecologically sensitive area.
Number of activities including mining and construction of new townships has been banned in the sensitive area.