Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding the LPG Terminal of the India Oil Corporation Ltd at Puthuvypeen, Cochin, Kerala, 22/12/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K.U. & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 22/12/2017 regarding the LPG Terminal of the India Oil Corporation Ltd at Puthuvypeen, Cochin, Kerala. The applicants who are traditional fishermen allege that the project activity of M/s.Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) extends to an area of 15 hectares between 200 metres and 300 metres from the High Tide Line (HTL).
NGT while refusing to cancel the environmental clearance granted to the Puthuvypeen project or demolition of the structure as sought for by the fisherfolks asks Elankunnappuzha Grama Panchayat to carry out the recommendation of the Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology to arrest the large scale coastal erosion and during the construction, the shore line configuration shall be closely monitored by the authorities including State Coastal Zone Management Authority of Kerala.