Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Onus on State authority: Centre

Kochi: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Kerala High Court that it was for the State Coastal Zone Management Authority to take further action against the mangrove theme park run by the Pappinissery Eco-Tourism Society in Kannur.

The Assistant Solicitor-General made the submission on behalf of the Centre when a petition filed by Ansari Kannoth of Kannur came up for hearing before a Bench comprising Chief Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice P.N. Ravindran.

The Assistant Solicitor-General submitted that the State Coastal Zone Authority had been empowered to implement the provisions of the Coastal Zone Regulation Zone notification. The Centre had earlier directed the society to stop the functioning of the park in view of the violation of the CRZ norms.

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