Supreme Court halts road works through tiger reserves

The Supreme Court has halted further construction of the Kandi road project. The Kandi Road Project seeks to connect Ramnagar in Kumaon to Kotdwar in Garhwal. The construction of the road has been stopped as it passes through a “critical” corridor between the Rajaji Tiger Reserve and the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The stay on Kandi… Continue reading Supreme Court halts road works through tiger reserves

NGT seeks report on ‘illegal’ road in tiger reserve

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee to provide it a factual report on alleged illegal construction of a road in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand. The committee comprises representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Uttarakhand Public Works Department and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). A petition has been filed… Continue reading NGT seeks report on ‘illegal’ road in tiger reserve