SC Orders Committee for Jim Corbett Park Ecological Repair

  • 08 Mar 2024

Recently, the Supreme Court mandated formation of a committee for ecological repair in Jim Corbett Park to addresses illegal construction and tree felling issues.

Key Points

  • Case Background: Public interest litigation raised concerns about illegal activities in Tiger Breeding Habitat of Corbett Tiger Reserve.
  • Irregularities in Pakhrau Safari: SC cites CEC report listing irregularities in Pakhrau safari construction. Details illegal felling, unauthorized building, and excessive expenditure.
  • SC-Directed Solutions: Committee tasked with assessing environmental damage, identifying responsible officers, and suggesting restoration measures.
  • Committee Composition: Includes representatives from National Tiger Conservation Authority, Wildlife Institute of India, and Environment Ministry.