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Do you wish to destroy wetlands, Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt

Posted by: 2016-06-28 07:34:04 , By Mr. Raj Kumar
 

HEARING a plea filed by the state seeking modifications in an earlier court order banning constructions on wetlands, the Bombay High Court on Monday asked the government whether it wished to destroy wetlands in the state.
A division bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice A A Sayyed were hearing a public interest litigation by NGO Vanshakti for saving wetlands and for setting up of a wetlands authority to monitor violations.
The state government had on December 18, 2013, following the HCís order, issued a government resolution directing civic bodies to enforce a ban on reclamation or constructions shown on areas earmarked in the Centreís wetland atlas.
The modifications sought were in terms of areas described as wetlands in the courtís earlier order.

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