Aravalis’ fate may rest on 1980s govt records – ( its the only thing that is stopping Delhi from turning into a desert )

Posted on Feb 12 2018 - 5:53pm by admin

New Delhi: The Haryana government has decided to use various government records, including satellite imagery from around October 1980, to ascertain “forest” and “non-forest” areas in lands already notified as forests under the Punjab Land Preservation Act 1900.

The decision, which green activists said could open up the fragile Aravalis for more development projects, was taken at a recent Haryana government meeting and a committee constituted for the purpose. Officials who attended the meeting told TOI that the identification exercise was backed by an SC judgment.

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