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It's like saying "we are Zamindars of India, we can lease out the Himalayas!": Madras High Court slams State for leasing out "prime water bodies"
"...this Court is constrained to record its anguish, in that, by... handing over prime waterbodies to a private entrepreneur for exploitation, whom does the Government want to spite?"
A 2019 government order (GO) that had allowed the lease of government land, including water bodies, to a private cement company, recently drew the ire of Madras High Court (N Sathyanarayanan, Sub-Collector, Ariyalur District v. Kalaiselvi and ors.).
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