The district committee on the Forest Rights Act has cleared laying of 45 roads with the Centre’s special grant in the reserve forest area.
The Forest Department granted clearance after it conducted a survey jointly with the engineering wing of ITDA, Parvathipuram, for laying of roads in the scheduled areas.
According to the survey conducted so far for 85 roads, it was observed that the land needed for 45 of the roads falls below one hectare. Hence, the Forest Department issued orders under the Act, said Collector Vivek Yadav in a statement.
The Collector, who is also chairman of the committee, said that the joint survey was proposed for laying of 214 roads — 158 in the reserve forest area and the remaining 56 roads in unreserved areas.
Following forest clearances, eight roads would be laid in G.L. Puram mandal, Kurupam 17, Komarada 6, Makkuva 2, Salur 8, and Pachipenta mandal 4, he said.