India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a warning to developers of solar power projects, saying they may face fines if they fail to disclose their land.
The court, in its ruling on Tuesday, said it would issue a preliminary order on April 5, with the final order in May.
India’s National Energy Corporation, the body that runs the National Highway Development Authority, said in a statement on Tuesday that it had received the ruling, and it would take the matter up with the Supreme Court.
A court in the northern state of Maharashtra said earlier this year that it was investigating the case, and said the NGT had said the probe could take up to a year.
Solar projects are often proposed on land that is not owned by anyone.
Last year, India’s parliament passed a law that allows the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to issue road contracts for up to 10 years.