Status report by Tahsildar, Mayiladuthurai taluk on encroachments in Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, 09/02/2021

Status Report by Tahsildar, Mayiladuthurai Taluk in OA 92/2017 & 23/2018(SZ) (Punganur Consumer Protection Council Vs. The State of Tamil Nadu and Ors.) dated 09/02/2021.

The matter related to encroachment in Cauvery river, Pazhancauveryvoikkal tanks in Mayiladuthurai. As a first phase, the encroachments by way of fencing, bathroom fencing in Ward No. 7 Block No. 1 and 2 on the left side of bank of Cauvery river in Mayiladuthurai have been removed by using JCB machine on November 16, 2020 in the presence of the Public Works Department, Revenue and Police officials. Further, as per orders of the National Green Tribunal, notices were issued to the encroachers by the Executive Engineer.

However, as there is a likelihood of law and order problems due to eviction proceedings and holding of assembly election - the NGT has been requested to grant three months more time to complete the process.