Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding reclaiming of hundreds of acres of paddy land and wet land in Choornikkara Village, Ernakulam District, Kerala by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, 04/02/2016

  • 04/02/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. G. D. Martin Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 04/02/2016 regarding reclaiming of hundreds of acres of paddy land and wet land in Choornikkara Village, Ernakulam District, Kerala by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. causing severe environmental damage.

With regard to the averments made by Dr. G. D. Martin that no EIA study has been conducted and no EC has been obtained under EIA Notification, 2006 in violation of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, NGT said that as already upheld by the High Court, Metro Rail Projects do not come under Schedule-I of the EIA Notification, 2006. This was also clarified by the MoEF&CC in an Office Memorandum dated 02.05.2009.

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