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May 30th, 2012
Court Rules to Remove Illegal Encroachments Near Water Bodies in India

Giving its final verdict in the Ramgarh dam case, the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday ordered that encroachments from water bodies across the state be removed and the illegal land allotments made close to them since 1955 be cancelled. The state government has been told to plan for a drive to remove encroachments in the water bodies’ catchment areas after getting a survey done using remote sensing techniques or other mechanisms. The government has been directed to issue instructions to all municipalities and panchayat bodies to not let residential colonies come up in the water bodies’ catchment areas. Read More