Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding land filling for the construction of sewage treatment plant, Kochi Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala, 23/02/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of V.D. Majeendran Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 23/02/2016 regarding land filling and other activities including construction of sewage treatment plant in Palluruthy Village in Kochi Taluk in Ernakulam District, Kerala.

The ground raised by the applicant in respect of the land allotted for putting up the STP in the above survey numbers is that the reclamation of land for the above said purpose which has been done by the Government through a notification in accordance with the powers conferred under the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land & Wetland Act,. 2008 itself is illegal for the reason that the lands allotted are covered under the CRZ Notification, 2011 and therefore the intended activities are prohibited.  

NGT sets aside the tender notification calling for tenders for land filling works for the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Mundamveli issued by the Kerala State Urban Development Project.