Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal dredging / quarrying of Veppampatti lake, Salem District, Tamil Nadu, 04/09/2015

  • 04/09/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Chinnapaiyan, Edappadi Taluk,Vs.Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board, Chennai dated 04/09/2015 regarding illegal dredging / quarrying of Veppampatti lake having an extent of 350 acres of land (approximately 120 hectares) from which water overflows through channels into the Sarabanga river.

Villagers of a number of villages including the village (Kuppadasanvalawu village, Edappadi Taluk, Salem District) of the applicant are solely depending on the aforesaid lake and also the river water for their agricultural operations.