NGT cancels eco-clearance to high-rise near Kaikondrahalli lake

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  • February 8, 2020
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NGT cancels eco-clearance to high-rise near Kaikondrahalli lake

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment and GS-III Conservation

In news:

  • Eco Clearance was a ‘breach of environment norms, violation of municipal laws and buffer zone regulations’. 
  • The EC was granted in January 2018 by the Karnataka State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).

From Prelims  Point of view:

  • Kaikondrahalli Lake, a small urban lake in Bengaluru

National Green Tribunal :

  • Set up under the National Green Tribunal Act (2010)
  •  Effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.
  • India became the third country in the world to set up a specialised environmental tribunal, (Australia and New Zealand) 
  • Disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.

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