Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding grant of consent to establish to DLF for a housing colony on the banks of Arkavati River, Bangalore, Karnataka, 25/01/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. DLF Ltd. Bangalore Vs The Chairman, KSPCB & Others dated 25/01/2019 regarding grant of consent to establish to DLF for a housing colony on the banks of Arkavati River near Tippagondanahalli Water Reservoir, Bangalore, Karnataka.
The KSPCB under the provisions of the Water Act had declined consent to establish citing the finding in the Expert Committee report that the project site is in catchment area of the river and the project will involve extraction of ground water which will have adverse impact on hydrology. The project will lso affect the vegetation. The sewage disposal system proposed was not viable and the ecosystem will be adversely affected. The Tribunal keeping in view the ecological considerations refuses to grant consent to establish to DLF.