Judgement of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court regarding Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme, Telangana, 08/11/2017

  • 08/11/2017

Judgement of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh dated 08/11/2017 in the matter of State of Telangana Vs Md. Hayath Uddin & Others regarding Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. The case was filed by the State of Telangana questioning the order of the NGT dated 05/10/2017 which stopped all construction activities for the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme.

The Court while transfering the case back to the Principal Bench of NGT ordered that till final forest clearance is obtained from the Government of India, the petitioner shall henceforth neither encroach upon any part of the reserve forest in connection with the project, nor shall even a single tree therein be felled for the purposes of the project, or for any ancillary activity connected therewith. Works if any undertaken by, and on behalf of, the State of Telangana shall be confined strictly to the drinking water component of the project.