As per the new plan, there will be restrictions on organisations and establishments in procuring saplings from the Forest Department for distributing it to the beneficiaries.
Several people in the area had received land to build houses on a hilltop where even a motorable road is absent. The land is located at Kochukottmanpara in Seethathode Panchayat.
Athul had earlier filed a petition before the Legal Service Authority by making the officials of the Malayattoor Forest Division the opposite party.
The deadline for the draft notification declaring ecologically sensitive areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats has been extended for one more year.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is to hold an online meeting on June 30, 4 pm, to discuss and evaluate the measures taken by the Forests department regarding the proposed ESZ.
Digital maps and support from Local Self-Government and Revenue Departments will be utilised for the exercise.
Even if the sensors fail to send the alert, artificial intelligence cameras will capture the images of the wild elephants and alert the authorities.
A high level committee summoned under the chairmanship of the chief secretary had handed over file of recommendation to the chief minister's office.
The government is reportedly planning to cut 2,000 trees infected by the disease to prevent its spread.
The noted ecologist was speaking at the three-day workshop on knowing more about reptiles held at the Kerala Forest Research Institute.