Revenue department authorities said as many as 78,000 applications were pending before the 27 RDOs in Kerala.
Almost nine reports were given by the Forest Department, warning the Kerala Government of serious consequences if the felling of protected trees was allowed as per an order issued by the Revenue Department.
The latest order means the CPM-led Left government is stubborn in its stance against O G Salini, Under Secretary, Revenue, who has earned its wrath for releasing files under Right To Information on the controversial tree felling order.
The govt intends to issue a special circular that will carry specific instructions that farmers are not to be harassed in the name of these cases. Besides, it will also ensure that forest officials are not held liable.