28 Quarries Lose Licence in Kanyakumari

Acting on a HC order, Collector S Nagarajan has cancelled the licence issued to all the 28 stone quarries functioning in Kanyakumari district.

Published: 02nd June 2014 10:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2014 10:19 AM   |  A+A-

NAGERCOIL: Acting on a HC order, Collector S Nagarajan has cancelled the licence issued to all the 28 stone quarries functioning in Kanyakumari district.

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, in an order dated April 28, 2014 had cancelled the lease licence of a stone quarry functioning at patta number 398/5C and 398/5D in Villukury village under Kalkulam taluk of the district citing that the said quarry had not obtained clearance from the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority and the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife.

As the said judgment issued by the Bench will be applicable to all stone quarries functioning in the district, the lease licences for the 28 stone quarries have been cancelled with immediate effect, said a release from the Collector.  Meanwhile, the use of explosives has been banned in the district.

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