Maya in controversy, sells 2,400 acre wetlands

New Delhi, Feb 6: The Mayawati government has once again come under limelight over a controversial land sale issue. The state government has sold 2,400 acres of wetlands in Greater Noida to a private builder failing to notify the area around Bil Akbarpur as wetlands.

Meanwhile, construction work on Ansal's housing project in Greater Noida's Dadri has been asked to stop by the Environment Ministry considering the area as wetlands, which is home to migratory birds.

A notice has been issued under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, which allows the Centre to intervene in the issue.

A show-cause notice was also issued to the builders that lets them present the case before the Ministry.

The wetlands are house to over 5,000 migratory birds, which the state government failed to notify as the same.

Last year, the Wildlife Trust of India and World Wildlife Fund experts had inspected the area and showed its displeasure with construction activities.

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