Case lodged against Adani Group for illegal deforestation in Mehoba district

Adani group had bought 640 bigha of agricultural land from over 50 farmers for the installation of a solar power plant in Mahoba. The company is accused of cutting trees without receiving a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the concern forest authorities

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 21 Jan 2017 6:04 AM GMT

Case lodged against Adani Group for illegal deforestation in Mehoba district
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Mahoba: A case has been lodged against an Adani group company- Prayatna developers for illegal deforestation at Mahoba district in Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh.

Adani group had bought 640 bigha of agricultural land from over 50 farmers for the installation of a solar power plant in Mahoba. The company is accused of cutting trees without receiving a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the concern forest authorities.

It may be mentioned that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had planted over one crore saplings in Mahoba district under the 'Harit Pradesh' mission. The move was taken to eradicate the drought situation in the district.

  • The company bought an agricultural land for its power plant in Charkhari area.
  • The Adani group has also been accused of causing a loss of lakhs of rupees to the exchequer.
  • It may be mentioned that 15 different companies have purchased 640 bigha land from over 50 farmers.
  • Later on, the land was registered on the name of the parent company, Prayatna developers Pvt. Ltd. on November 8.
  • The company officials have been accused of polluting the environment by cutting hundreds of trees.
  • The deforestation took place without receiving an NOC from the forest department.

What the forest officials said?

  • A case has been lodged against the company.
  • Sub-divisional Forest officer, SK Srivastava said, “Forest personal have been deployed for the counting of trees on regular basis.”
  • The directions have been issued to impose fine as per the guidelines of the forest department.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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