Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding EC for a construction project by M/s Draganstone Realty, Kerala, 30/07/2019

  • 30/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjeev S J, President, Environmental Protection and Research Council Vs State of Kerala dated 30/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for a construction project by M/s Draganstone Realty Pvt. Ltd. obtained by concealing facts about the actual built up area. Report from State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) said that EC was granted on June 2018, which has since expired and the new application is still pending. In the fresh application, the area has been enlarged and the same has to be now appraised accordingly.

"The appraisal may proceed in accordance with law but without clearance no further construction can be permitted", NGT in its order of July 30, said. Further, a joint status report from the representatives of CPCB, Regional Office, Chennai and State PCB about the status of the project on the ground level has to be submitted within a month.

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