The Punjab government permitted the construction of Metro Eco Green Resort, Pallanpur, belonging to the Badal family by violating the state policy regarding eco tourism and other norms and even by concealing various facts on files. With the permission of the state government, this land was diverted from reserved forest land for construction of the Metro Eco Green Resort.
Exposing these facts, RTI activist and co-convener of the RTI Wing AAP Punjab Adv, Dinesh Chadha reveals that construction of this resort in illegal manner is against the environment norms and even against the rights of local area people and Kandi area residence.
Chadha said that in the case put up by the Punjab government to the Environment and Forest Ministry for diversion of this land from forest land, it was mentioned that the land was a flat agricultural field and no green tree was required to be felled for establishing a resort.