TheQuint: NGT Stays Tree Felling at Auroville as Residents Protest Road Project

By SMITHA TK | Published on 10 Dec 2021

The National Green Tribunal has stayed the felling of trees at Auroville, a spiritual township in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram. The residents have been on protest path since a week after the township administration razed a building and fell trees for a road project.

On the morning of 9 December, several excavators arrived at the Youth Centre in Auroville – a spiritual township in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram, near Puducherry – to demolish buildings and cut down trees.

“We are distraught and helpless. We are fighting for our trees and land. All we are asking for is a dialogue.”

Resident, Auroville

The NGT has posted the second hearing on the matter to 17 December.

Residents of Auroville said they are feeling helpless and threatened with JCBs entering their premises without following the due protocols.

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