THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has given sanction to filling of 425 acre wet lands at Kottayam and Ernakulam. According to sources, the sanction was given by the Revenue department before the announcement of the Assembly election.
The file was signed to permit filling of 378 acre land at Mythran backwater in Kottayam district and 47 acre land at Kadamakkudy in Ernakulam district.
At Mythran backwater, the land filling was to be done to set up a private tourism project. The government gave permission, pointing out that there no cultivation was done in the land before 2007.
At the 47 acre land at Kadamakkudi, the plan was to build a multi-speciality hospital.
The Revenue department seemed to have given the above permissions, throwing Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act to the wind.
Meanwhile, KPCC president V M Sudheeran has taken strong exception to the Revenue department’s action.