NOC for building houses break rules in Munnar
Chinnakkanal near Munnar has been mired in controversies related to land encroachments and illegal construction activities. In a short period of three months, 67 home construction NOCs were issued under Chinnakkanal village office, and majority of them were from outside the district.
The high court had, in 2010, entrusted the power of giving NOC for construction activities with the district collector. The order came after considering the ecological sensitivity of the area.
The court also ordered that local bodies should ensure that construction works in and around Munnar town were done with the prior NOC from revenue department.