In a setback to the Telangana Government National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Chennai on Friday issued orders against the ongoing works of the Palamur-Rangareddy lift irrigation project.
The NGT was acting on a petition against the project in Telangana for not obtaining any environmental permission. Issuing the orders from the tribunal in this regard staying the works immediately, NGT said that the AP Government objected to it on the same issue.
The state government should obtain the required permissions including the environment and any other the tribunal said.
NGT further clarified that it will give permission to Telangana to continue the works if it obtains the due permissions. Tribunal directed the Telangana Government to immediately stop the works. The constitutional bench stated that it will give permission to Telangana to continue the works only after taking permission of environment clearance from the center.
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