Kerala to frame new law to tackle water pollution

Consumer Infoline News Desk / On 2017-09-20 09:24:05

The Kerala government decided to frame a new law which will ensure strict action, including a jail term, and a fine for those polluting water bodies.

The state cabinet which met here decided to float an ordinance and a new bill in this regard would be introduced in the Kerala assembly later.

As per the new guidelines, a fine of Rs two lakh and a jail term up to three years will be handed over to those who throw or dump waste in the water bodies of the state.

Former CPI-M Rajya Sabha member T.N.Seema, presently the vice chairperson of the Green Kerala Missiona, welcomed the decision and said this could be a pioneering law in the country."Certain tough positions have to be taken and this would only help the environment," said Seema.

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