Haryana to leave Mangar forest alone


In a move to shield Mangarbani sacred grove from any real estate development in the guise of recreational activities, Haryana government on Friday committed to demarcate the area as ‘no construction zone’. Moreover, under pressure of huge number of pending land licence applications and after major objections from Delhi government and Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) on green issues, the Haryana government also committed to drop contentious provision of more construction in natural conservation zones (NCZs) such as Aravalis.

Now with Haryana’s commitment and Uttar Pradesh already complying with the provision of present norm of capping construction at 0.5% in NCZs, the revised regional plan is also likely to delete the newly introduced section to allow more construction and tourism in such areas.

Full report here Times of India


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