Occupancy Certificate cannot be denied if building permit was granted prior to amendment of Paddy Land Act: Kerala High Court

The High Court said that if building permit was issued prior to the amendment to the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, occupancy certificate cannot be denied under Section 14 of the Act.
Kerala high court, Kerala Conservation of Paddy & Wet Land Act
Kerala high court, Kerala Conservation of Paddy & Wet Land Act

The Kerala High Court recently held that an occupancy certificate for a building cannot be denied on the ground that the land on which the building was constructed is a wetland or paddy land provided the building permit was obtained prior to the 2017 amendment to the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act (Act) [Usha Rajan v Tripunithura Municipality & Ors and S Umesh Shenoy v Tripunithura Municipality & Ors.]

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