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National Highway Authority of Indian (NHAI) Violating Forest Conservation Act ( FCA)

NHAI violates the Forest Conservation Act 1980, in the road widening project on highway number 7 between Mansar and Chorbahuli near Mansinghdeo Wildlife Sanctuary in the district.

The MoEF (ministry of environment and forests) guideline on FCA regarding land involving forests and non- forests land is very clear. It states: “If a project involves forest as well as non-forest land, work should not be started on non-forest land till approval of the central government for release of forest land under the FCA has been given.”

NHAI violates the Forest Conservation Act 1980, in the road widening project on highway number 7 between Mansar and Chorbahuli near Mansinghdeo Wildlife Sanctuary in the district.

The MoEF (ministry of environment and forests) guideline on FCA regarding land involving forests and non- forests land is very clear. It states: “If a project involves forest as well as non-forest land, work should not be started on non-forest land till approval of the central government for release of forest land under the FCA has been given.”
MOEF had not granted clearance to NHAI, but work has started in non-forest land close to Mansinghdeo sanctuary.

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