National Green Tribunal Order

Recently in one of the case NGT has passed an order imposing heavy cost for those land grabbers who have illegally acquired lake beds & sold it to third parties. It has also sought for restoration back the lands imposed certain conditions that the buffering zone around water bodies like lakes, raja kaluves have been increased & has also imposed a condition that the buffering zone around water bodies like lakes, raja kaluves have been increased & has also imposed a condition that the buffering zone should be utilized only for ecology & environment, the said buffering zone should be utilized only for ecology and environment, the said buffering zone. This is done for the purpose of sustainable development particularly keeping in mind the ecology & environment, the said buffering zone will be treated as no construction zone. This is done for the purpose of sustainable development particularly keeping in mind the ecology and environment of the area.

This judgment has particularly imposed a condition that the construction project should necessarily use only treated sewage water & this would be a condition pre-requisite for grant of construction permission. This judgement has made it a mandatory condition that the buffering zone should be from 75mtrs to 25 mtrs from the periphery of the water bodies depending on the type of water body like primary raja kaluve, secondary raja kaluve and territory raja kaluves.

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