NGT orders interim stay on felling of coconut trees in Agatti Island

The Hindu | Aug 2, 2020 at 11:58 AM
  • It has constituted a committee to find out whether there has been any violation of the Integrated Island Management Plan of Lakshadweep .
  • The bench of Justice K. Ramakrishnan and expert member Saibal Dasgupta directed the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and the Lakshadweep Public Works Department to maintain status quo as of July 30 and not cut any more coconut trees till the next hearing in November.
  • The applicant, Agatti Island Kera Karshaka Sanghom, moved the Tribunal alleging that the administration was indiscriminately cutting down coconut trees for forming a beach road.