SC orders to demolish structures that threatens the Aravallis
The Supreme Court ordered to demolish the structures built illegally by a prominent builder in the protected forests of the Aravallis. The order said that the colonizers have caused irreversible ecological damage to the ancient hills.
A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta ordered to demolish all the structures that were built after August 18, 1992, in the area known as ‘Kant Enclave’ at Anangpur in Faridabad district of Haryana. The Court instructed to raze down the structures by December 31, 2018. The Bench accused the State town and country planning department for supporting the illegalities and completely vitiating the efforts of the forest department as well as the orders of the Supreme Court.
♦ The Aravalli Range is the oldest range of fold mountains in India
♦ It was formed when the Indian Plate was separated from the Eurasian Plate by an ocean
♦ It is a range of mountains that runs approximately 692 km in the in a southwest direction
♦ It passes through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat