"Get bulldozers ready:" Madras HC cautions against encroachments on water bodies; orders satellite images of water bodies to be uploaded online

"We want you to get GPS maps as of today to indicate where your water bodies are. So, when you say there were no waterbodies from Mahabharat times, we can pin you down", the Court said.
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy

In a bid to check encroachments on water bodies in the State, the Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered that GPS/ satellite images of water bodies across districts in Tamil Nadu, as existing on March 15, 2021, be uploaded online by District Collectors by March 17 (Iyarkai Valam Matrum Perumpalla Odai Padukappu Mala Sangam v. The Secretary to the Government and ors).

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