Friday, January 15, 2016

Housing projects without green nod illegal: SC

In a jolt to hundreds of builders who have completed housing projects without environment clearance, the Supreme Court on Friday termed such constructions illegal, conceding that it might have committed a mistake by previously staying a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order halting construction of these projects.

The NGT had struck down the UPA government's 'office memorandum' (order) in 2012 and the amendment to it in 2013, which had condoned construction carried out by builders without obtaining prior environment clearance.

The NGT had termed the office orders illegal and imposed a penalty of Rs 76.19 crore on seven private builders in Tamil Nadu for raising housing complexes without environment clearance. But the apex court later stayed the NGT order and allowed builders to carry on with construction activity despite not having green clearance.

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