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eMediNexus    06 January 2018

Proposed biomedical waste treatment plant at Palode seems to have landed in a fresh legal complication as the latest assessment by revenue department found that a major portion of the land purchased by IMA for the purpose is a wetland. As per the report submitted by Nedumangad tahsildar to the district collector, of the 6.80 acres of the project land, five acres are wetland featuring mangroves and groundwater sources, which means that any construction activity in this area would violate Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act. The report also cautioned on possible law and order problem in the area due to existing public protest against the plant.

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