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NGT directs AP govt not to proceed with Godavari-Penna river-linking project without EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday not to proceed with the Godavari-Krishna-Penna river-linking project and the construction of the Pattiseema, Purushothapatnam and Chintalapudi lift irrigation schemes without the necessary environmental clearance (EC).

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also directed the government in the southern state to implement the recommendations of a joint committee comprising representatives of the regional office of the Ministry, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the state pollution control board.

The order came after the bench perused a report submitted by the committee, which told the tribunal that after reviewing the proposal of the Godavari-Krishna-Penna river-linking project and a site inspection, it was recommended that before going for any construction activities that required an EC, a detailed project proposal might be prepared and the necessary statutory environmental clearance taken.

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First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 18:45 IST
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