List of buildings violating CRZ rules in state to be prepared in 4 months


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While taking the census of the buildings that violated CRZ Act, they will be categorised as one storey buildings, commercial establishments and residential apartments.

Thiruvananthapuram: A survey will be conducted to find out the violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act in the state. A meeting of the Department of Environment and CRZ experts decided to complete the census of the buildings constructed violating the CRZ Act in ten districts within four months. Chief Secretary Tom Jose filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the list will be submitted in four months.

While taking the census of the buildings that violated CRZ Act, they will be categorised as one storey buildings, commercial establishments and residential apartments. The report will also mention in detail the consequences, if they are subjected to any action in future.

The report is being prepared as directed by the Supreme Court. The procedures to prepare the list will start shortly. The changes made to the lands violating CRZ Act and the details of destroyed mangroves also will be collected.

Buildings in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts that violate rules will be prepared. Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority chaired by the district collector will be conducting the survey of six corporations, 36 municipalities and 245 panchayats.

The details such as documents received from local bodies, date of granting permission and the date of granting the number after completion of the building will be included in the report. The serious violation of rules will be marked distinctly.

The government is of the opinion that about 1800 buildings in the coastal areas of the state may need to be demolished. This was found out in the primary assessment carried out after the apex court direction. The number is expected to rise if a detailed survey is performed.

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