Govt. concentrating more on liquor than water, says court

In a stinging verdict aimed at the failure of the State to protect wetlands, the Madras High Court has criticised the government for concentrating only on “artificial water” [liquor] than natural water. It ordered that the Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority (TNSWA) chaired by the Minister for Forests should review the status of wetlands every month.

Justices M. Venugopal and S. Vaidyanathan ordered that the Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority conduct periodic surprise inspections and field surveys besides creating boundary marks with respect to all wetlands in the State.

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