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Andhra PradeshNGT pulls up AP government over RLIS works

NGT pulls up AP government over RLIS works

Published: 16th Sep 2021 9:30 pm

Hyderabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), at its hearing on Thursday, grilled Andhra Pradesh over the works undertaken at RLIS.

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Hearing the petition filed by Gavinolla Srinivas against the RLIS, the NGT questioned AP whether foundation, which was dug up, was necessary for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR). “Should we see haplessly if our orders are not implemented?” the Tribunal asked AP government.

The NGT underscored the need to lay focus on implementing the orders issued by it. Sources said the Tribal observed that AP had committed violations with respect to the RLIS.

Petitioner Srinivas’s advocate K Shravan Kumar argued that the NGT had powers to take action for contempt of court. Meanwhile, the advocate arguing on behalf of AP justified the works taken up so far at the RLIS saying that the works were meant for preparing DPR.

“Should we bury the works carried out at the site? The tribunal has to understand that the works were carried out in the interest of people and dismiss the petition filed to send the AP Chief Secretary to jail,” the AP advocate contended.

He said the issues between States should be resolved in a federal spirit. With the arguments on behalf of AP completed before it, the Tribunal adjourned the case to September 21 when advocates on behalf of the petitioner Srinivas and Telangana government would submit their arguments.

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