Encroachment in Aravali forest land
- The Supreme Court ordered the Haryana government and the Faridabad Municipal Corporation to take “all essential measures” to remove encroachments, including about 10,000 residential constructions, in the ecologically fragile Aravali forest land near Lakarpur Khori village.
- A Bench led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar dismissed the argument by the residents that they should be rehabilitated first.
- The Aravalli Range is a mountain range in Northwestern India.
- It runs approximately 670 km (430 mi) in a southwest direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana and Rajasthan, and ending in Gujarat.
- The highest peak is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 metres (5,650 ft) is a peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan just 15 km from Mount Abu.
- Three major rivers and their tributaries flow from the Aravalli, namely Banas and Sahibi rivers which are tributaries of Yamuna, as well as Luni River which flows into the Rann of Kutch.