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To: Ministry of Environment & Forests
Save 274 acres of Botanical Garden reserve forest land from Eco-tourism project
Panel says no to botanical garden project:
The State Expert Appraisal Committee(SEAC) appointed by state government has recommended that the project needs to be scraped and mentioned that “the proposed project looks more like commercial project rather than a eco- tourism project.”
SEAC also mentioned that the work relating to the setting up of the project was undertaken without prior EC(Environmental Clearance) and hence amounts to violation of conditions of the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF).
The continuous efforts of the citizens and activists against the project were also taken into consideration by the committee which said that "it is felt desirable to preserve the reserve forest in the best interest of the urban environment and public interest".