Report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to the NGT regarding a fish processing unit in a prohibited area, Painkulam village, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, 12/01/2022
Report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of John Fernandes Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. M/s Nanjil Sea Foods (fish processing unit and cold storage with ice plant) at S.F. No. 478/4C, Painkulam village, Vilavancode taluk, Kanyakumari district has been issued with closure order and power supply was disconnected and the unit has been under closure since November 2, 2020.
The NGT, September 9, 2021 had directed the demolition of the unit. The matter was discussed in the 90th DCZMA meeting and the committee directed the Assistant Director (village panchayat), Nagercoil to take necessary action for demolishing the building, considering the fact that the seafood processing unit is a prohibited activity under CRZ rules, the report to the NGT said.