This illegal factory was located near the village and 791 meters away from the reserve forest area of 100 acres. When the firecrackers were tested, wild animals like deer, black bucks, monkey, wolf, peacock etc. would run helter-skelter and many died in the process of either shock or road accidents. Despite 8 FIRs against the factory, it kept running. We obtained detailed GIS reports and found that several acres of forests have disappeared from the map. The Hon’ble NGT directed that the factory should immediately cease production and make applications for permissions under various provisions of the law. On 14.1.16 on directions of District Magistrate, the factory was closed and sealed by the Tehsildar. Since then there have several cases by the factory owner and contested by us. The last case was an Special Leave Petition filed before the Supreme Court.

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