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Showcause notice slapped on Lavasa Corp

The ministry has given 15 days time to the Corporation asking why unauthorised structures erected by it without any environmental clearance should not be demolished.

twitter-logoPTI | November 26, 2010 | Updated 17:40 IST

Pune's Lavasa Lake City has run into rough weather with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF) slapping a showcause notice on Lavasa Corporation for carrying out construction activities without its approval in 25,000 hectares.

The ministry has given 15 days time to the Corporation asking why unauthorised structures, erected by it without any environmental clearance between March 2003 to September 2006 in Mulshi and Velhe Talukas in Pune, should not be demolished in its entirety.

The constructions, it said, were in violation of the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.

The notice issued on Thursday has also asked the project proponent not to carry out any construction and development activities till its reply in the matter.

Besides, the Corporation has been asked to give the details of the project, clearances obtained, status of the project with photographs/satellite and Google maps indicating the constructions as on March 18, July 2004 and June 2006.

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