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Waste Disposal in Drains Must Be Strictly Regulated: Kerala High Court

Lawstreet Journal 20 May 2022 7:21pm

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Those who dump waste into canals and drains, increasing the flooding of roadways and clogging drains in the state of Kerala, have been ordered by the Kerala High Court to be punished severely in the case of "Treasa K.J & Anr. v State of Kerala & Ors."

When it came time to issue the interim order, Justice Devan Ramachandran stated that the Court was forced by the large-scale inundation that had taken place as a result of the recent rains to control drainage and flood mitigation systems in the city. 

According to J. Devan Ramachandran:

"As far as cleaning of canals and prevention of dumping waste and plastic into them is concerned, the Secretary of the Corporation is put on notice by the court that every necessary and effective measure shall be initiated and ensured on a war footing from this moment onwards. Persons who violate the directions of the Corporation, as mandated by law, against the deposit of garbage into the canals shall be taken to task under the fullest warrant of law, to make it a deterrent against others, who may be under the wrong impression that such activities will be tolerated. " 

To that end, the Court noted that even if citizens were to install canal fencing, it would have no effect unless they realised that it was their responsibility to keep the canals clean and clear of waste. Because of this, the company was required to use all available means of promotion in the interest… Continue Reading...

Tagged: kerala high court   Justice Devan Ramachandran   J Devan Ramachandran   stakeholders    Operation Breakthrough   Supreme Court of India   Treasa K.J & Anr.  
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