The issue of the non-forest activity in the forest areas of the Gadoli and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates gains momentum in the National Green Tribunal at New Delhi in Application 19/2012.
|The forests of the Gadoli and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates|
While the various non-forestry activities have been stayed by valuable Court Orders from the National Green Tribunal providing succor to the forests growing here from the ever increasing threat of destruction for development by by-passing the forest and environmental laws prevalent in the country it has also come to light during the course of the proceedings and arguments in the Tribunal that the State of Uttarakhand has not undertaken the process of identification of deemed forests in compliance with the 12.12.1996 order of the Supreme Court in the T. N. Godavarman case.
|The closed canopies of the Deemed Forests of the Gadoli and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates|
While issues now loom large encompassing not only the forests of the Gadoli and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates, the deemed forests of the entire State of Uttarakhand which are still to be identified now have a fighting chance!!
|Deemed Forests in Uttarakhand like the forests of the Gadoli and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates are still to be identified by the State of Uttarakhand in accordance with the 12.12.1996 Order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India|
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