Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding water water shortage in Jaipur city and the drying up of Ramgarh Lake, 09/11/2017

  • 09/11/2017

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Institute of Medical Science University Rajasthan & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 09/11/2017 regarding water shortage in Jaipur city and the drying up of Ramgarh Lake. The case deals with the massive encroachments in the catchment areas of Ramgarh Dam especially by the National Institute of Medical Sciences University or NIMS.

Supreme Court expressed dismay that despite orders passed by the Rajasthan High Court and plan of action having been prepared by the State Government, nothing substantive appears to have been achieved on the ground over the past 15 years. The Court dismisses the petition but with costs of Rs. 10 lakhs per petition for the encroachment by NIMS. Court also directs the demolition of the unauthorized construction by or on behalf of NIMS on Khasra No. 526. The demolition should be carried out by the Jaipur Development Authority with the assistance of the State Government and the Collector of Jaipur District on or before 30th November, 2017. The cost of demolition and removal of rubble etc. will be at the expense of NIMS.

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