The state-level expert panel, entrusted with the task of expert verification of cadastral maps to demarcate the boundary of ESA (Ecologically Sensitive Area) villages across the state, hascompleted the verification of 10 villages in Idukki.
The verification of cadastral maps returned by 10 villages in Udumbanchola taluk - Rajakumari, Kanthipara, Chathurangapara, Udumbanchola, Kalkoonthal, Vandanmedu, Parathodu, Chakkupallam, Anakkara and Karunapuram - was completed while the maps of Anavilasam and Vathikudi villages were returned to panchayats for re-examination.
The expert verification is being carried out by a state-level panel, headed by Biodiversity Board chairman Oommen V Oommen.
The panel is checking the cadastral maps, returned by panchayats after verification.
Additional Chief Secretary P K Mohanty, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Gopinathan and officials from the State Biodiversity Board, State Remote Sensing, Survey, Forest and Environment Departments along with representatives of panchayats attended the expert verification process.
On Monday examination of cadastral maps submitted by Kottakambur, Vattavada, Mankulam, Mannamkandam, Pallivasal, Anaviratti, Kunjithanni and Vellathooval villages in Devikulam Taluk along with Kootickal, Melukavu, Poonjar and Thekkekara villages in Kottayam district would be carried out in the office of Survey and Land Revenue Department, Vazhuthacaud.
Officials from these villages should appear for verification along with the cadastral maps on Monday, informed the State Biodiversity Board.