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SC order may give new life to Aravallis

DNDEL22389 | 9/14/2018 | Author : Nikhil M Ghanekar | WC :1411 | India

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Clarifies scope of forest areas; residential complexes, farmhouses might be affected

Faridabad/Gurugram: The Supreme Court’s clear ruling in the Kant Enclave case on Tuesday that land notified under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA),1900, should be treated as forest and forest land has given a much-needed boost to the preservation of the vulnerable Aravalli mountain range. The apex court judgment may also have wide ramifications on residential complexes, farm houses and marriage lawns that have come up in the Faridabad-Gurugram belt of Aravallis.
To begin with, the Haryana government has notified 4,227 hectares of land across 17 villages in the Faridabad district and 6,700 hectares of land across 38 villages in the Gurugram district under PLPA. This is part of the nearly 30,000 hectares of land notified under th
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