Published on: October 22, 2022

‘Illegal’ axing of trees

‘Illegal’ axing of trees

Why in news?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the forest officials of Uttarakhand that it would direct the Union government to form a committee to initiate an investigation into “illegal tree cutting” in Jim Corbett National Park.


  • The NGT’s move came after it had taken cognisance of report on the felling of trees in the Corbett Tiger Reserve
  • The report had quoted a Forest Survey of India (FSI) report stating trees were illegally cut to pave the way for the Pakhro tiger safari project at the tiger reserve

Jim Corbett National Park

  • It is a national park in India located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state.
  • The first national park in India, it was established in 1936 during the British Raj and named Hailey National Park
  • It was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
  • The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees.
  • It encompasses the Patli Dun valley formed by the Ramganga river.