(TNN | Jan 7, 2012, 05.19 AM IST)
AHMEDABAD: A green hurdle seems to have hit construction activity around Thol lake. The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (Auda), which gives clearance for development in the vicinity of the lake has issued a diktat that is likely to hinder construction activity within the 10-km radius of Thol.
Auda’s orders follow a state government’s general resolution (GR) issued last month regarding construction activity around eco-sensitive zones.
The Supreme Court had in 2002 issued an order directing state governments to identify eco sensitive zones in their respective regions and stall all non-forest activity in these areas. As per the new resolution, all construction and development activity within the 10-km radius of an eco-sensitive zone — an animal or bird sanctuary or wetland — could be carried out only after clearance from Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife.
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