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Court committee stops road expansion in sanctuary

THE Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (cec) has halted a road expansion project on the periphery of the Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The National Highway Authority of India (nhai) had started cutting trees in the sanctuary for upgrading the existing highway into a four-lane one.
The trees were being cut without waiting for permission from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (moef). This was brought to the notice of cec by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (ntca) that has been at loggerheads with the highway authority over the latter

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