Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Cauvery river encroachments, 01/07/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Punganur Consumer Protection Council Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 01/07/2019 regarding encroachment on the Cauvery River and the River banks at Mayiladuthurai.
The District collector, Nagapattinam was directed to submit a report within two months on the encroachments but has been informed that site inspections have been carried out but the report could not be filed. But the counsel of the applicant M/s Punganur Consumer Protection Council has stated that no site visit has been undertaken by the Collector, which according to the Tribunal was a sign of dereliction of duty on the part of the Distric Collector. The District Collector, Nagapttinam has been asked to pay a penalty of Rs. 50,000/- and any failure to take appropriate steps in the matter would lead to imposition of further penalty of Rs. 1 lakh to be paid from the Collector's personal account.