Joint Committee report on the construction of a check dam in Tamiraparani river, Kanniyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, 11/01/2021

  • 11/01/2021

Report of the Joint Committee constituted in the Original Application No. 172 of 2020 in the matter of Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen Vs Union of India & Others before the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone, Chennai dated 11/01/2021.

The matter related to violation of environmental norms in  carrying out the construction of check dam in Tamiraparani river, Kanniyakumari district, Tamil Nadu by the Public Works Department. Based on the site visit and approved CZMP available, the Joint Committee confirmed that the alleged activity for the construction of check dam is in the CRZ area and attracted the provisions of the CRZ Notification.  

Project authority commenced the project activity without obtaining requisite CRZ clearance from the competent authorities and is being continued, which amounts to  violation of the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and CRZ Notification, 2011. The Committee recommended environmental compensation (EC) of Rs. eight lakhs.