Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided not to give permission for building constructions in landslide and mudflow areas. An order has been issued to the district, local self-governing bodies by chief secretary in this regard.
There are ecologically fragile areas among those where landslips occurred. It has been brought to the notice of the government that rebuilding works have been initiated in these areas. The order instructs not to issue permission for construction activities here for now.
The order sent to district collectors, police officials and local self-government institutions urges to disprove construction activities in areas where landslides and mudflows occurred. If any such works are seen they should be obstructed, it said.
The order said that the government intends to carry out a scientific study and analysis to find out appropriate zones for construction activities in fragile and vulnerable areas.
The move comes to protect the people from anymore major disasters like the recent floods that affected Kerala. The district collectors have been ordered to conduct mapping if the landslide affected areas. The scientific studies will be taken up based on this.