The direction comes after the complainant, D Chandramouleswara Reddy, a farmer from Kadapa, raised objections with the joint committee’s report on the issue.
Other issues raised by Telangana Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali included the construction of Rajiv Gandhi Sangambanda Barrage.
As the project is still under construction, the NGT had ordered the halt. Had it been complete by now, the Tribunal would have just imposed a penalty and left it at that.
The tribunal rejected TS’ objection of maintainability on the question of limitation and stated that the objection was not sustainable.
While reportedly nobody raised objections on the environmental impact aspect of the project, farmers expressed their apprehensions regarding compensation for land being acquired.