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NGT notice to govt

National Green Tribunal has asks for a response from the Centre and Assam government on a petition a number of companies in and around the Dehing-Patkai wildlife sanctuary in Tinsukia.

The tribunal also issued notices and sought responses of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Oil India Ltd, National Highways Authority of India, Coal India Ltd and various state authorities. The move follows a petition alleging that their activities was also affecting the two elephant corridors of Golai and Bogapani.

The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar listed the matter for hearing on March 12.

According to the petition, the construction of NHAI’s NH-38 bypass was started without obtaining the pre-requisite forest clearance. “Municipal bodies of the area are dumping waste in the reserved forest of the sanctuary which is additionally getting polluted by the untreated discharges from a mine abandoned by Coal India Ltd as well as the activities of Oil India Ltd.” Said the petition.

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