Kerala likely to amend Govt Land Assignment Act to allow use of 'pattayam lands’ for other purposes


B Balagopal/ Mathrubhumi News

Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Kerala government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it plans to bring amendments to the Kerala Government Land Assignment Act of 1960 to allow the use of land allotted as per the act for other purposes. The remarks came while considering the appeal of quarry owners challenging a Kerala High Court order.

The Supreme Court directed the state government to file their statement as an affidavit. The court asked how such lands given for farming and building houses could be used for other purposes.

As per the high court verdict that is being challenged, the land distributed under the act cannot be used for other purposes.

Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who appeared for environmental groups, alleged that the state government was aligning with quarry owners.

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