Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waterbody encroachment, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, 21/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suvidha Seva Sansthan Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 21/06/2021.

The matter is related to construction carried out by the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Singrauli leading to encroachment of a pond/water body in Majan Kala and Majan Khurd. This has caused damage to the water body and converted the nature of the land from pond to commercial activities, without any permission from the appropriate authorities, the application filed by Suvidha Seva Sansthan said.

The Chief Secretary has submitted the affidavit with the facts that the Municipal Corporation has not taken any permission for any construction on the area from the state government or the district administration.

Counsel appearing for the Municipal Commissioner has submitted that a short time should be provided to file detailed status report with the action plan which are required to be taken for renovation and remedial measures.

The NGT directed the Municipal Commissioner to file the affidavit before July 12, 2021.