Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding Kanhar Irrigation Project in District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, 19/02/2016

  • 19/02/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Om Dutt Singh & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh through its Chief Secretary dated 19/02/2016 regarding Kanhar Irrigation Project in District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh.

In terms of Direction no. 14 of the Judgment dated 7th May, 2015, the Project Proponent was directed to complete the construction or activity that was underway and would not commence any new activity or construction without specific recommendation of the Committee in that behalf.The present miscellaneous application has been filed on the ground that the construction has started after being in abeyance for almost two and a half months and there has been damage to the project during the rainy season, the project construction activity in fact is a new activity and, therefore, there is a new construction. NGT disposes off the application stating "This project had been conceived and started as back as in the year 1976 and construction started after a number of years. Huge public investment has been made in this project" but listed the matter for consideration of the High Powered Expert Committee’s Report on 23rd February, 2016.