Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pattisema and Purushothampatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme lack EC, 06/09/2019

  • 06/09/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/09/2019. An application was filed before the NGT alleging that Pattisema Lift Irrigation Scheme and Purushothampatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme was completed without getting Environmental Clearance (EC).

The Tribunal observed that if the said two projects have been completed without EC, accountability for illegal action may have to be gone into. Also, with respect to Chintalapudi Lift Irrigation Scheme and Godavari –Pennar Rivers Linking Project, the recommendations of the Committee for completing the pending EC process needs to be considered. To consider these aspects, the NGT directs issuance of notice to Andhra Pradesh, Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).