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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of A. Malliga Vs The District Collector Cum The Chairman of the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Trichy & Others dated 23/09/2022.

Once it is found that the land in question is a water body, nobody can be permitted to have mining activity in the water body and it is the duty of the state government to preserve and protect the water bodies, said the Supreme Court, September 23.