Sikharchandi project: NGT raps Odisha govt for buying time, penalises Chandaka DFO
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Bhubaneswar, Sept. 13 -- The Eastern Zone Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT), Kolkata has imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 on Chandaka DFO for allegedly not furnishing information regarding Sikharchandi hill development project.
During the hearing in the matter on Monday, the additional government advocate of Odisha, SK Nayak stated that he had just now received certain information from the Forest Department and wanted some time to bring those documents on record through affidavit.
Hitting out at the government over the delay in the filing of the information, the tribunal said, "We fail to understand as to why the documents were not promptly filed by the State Respondents on affidavit earlier although this case has been pending since 12.0...
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