Madras HC stops government construction on wetlands

Censuring the state government for failing to protect waterbodies for the last five decades, but instead concentrating on “production of artificial water (liquor)”, the Madras high court quashed two government orders transferring 61.6 acres of wetland to two government departments for construction of buildings.

The Kazhuveli land parcels (backwater land) are along the sides of Buckingham Canal near Okkiam Thoripakkam and Sholinganallur.

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