New Delhi , Dec. 19 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday questioned the Uttarakhand Government over the issue of relief and rehabilitation of villagers residing inside Rajaji National Park, who are facing threat from wild animals. Today, on the plea of Ex Jila Panchayat Member, for the relief and rehabilitation of thousands of poor villagers residing inside the Raja Tiger Reserve, the NGT issued notice to the Uttarakhand Government and asked them to file a proper response.
Madan Singh, an ex zila Panchayat member has stated in his application that about 10 villages which are inside the Rajaji National Park r not only facing threat from dangerous wild animals but have been deprived by the Uttarakhand Govt of basic fundamentals facilities like Water, Electricity etc. The court after hearing the submission made by the counsel of the applicant orally directed the Counsel of the Uttarakhand Government to look into the matter and to file proper reply till next date of hearing. The next hearing in the matter is on 9th February 2017.