“The Delhi High Court today directed the city government and its authorities to ensure there was no further encroachment in forests in the National Capital Territory, after it was told that the green cover here was shrinking due to rampant construction. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva issued the direction after noting that as per an aerial photograph of Delhi, there was “rapid deforestation” and “decline in tree cover” which has contributed to air pollution in the city. In order to ensure there was no further encroachment into forest areas and to remove unauthorized occupants from there, the bench appointed Chetan Sangi, Secretary of Public Works Department (PWD), to supervise and report to the court about the action taken. It asked the PWD Secretary to file a status report within four weeks and the Commissioner of Police to depute an officer within one week to assist Sangi in carrying out his work.” Outlook India. Read it on delhiair.org.
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