Hyderabad: The state government has moved the Hyderabad High Court to vacate the stay granted by the National Green Tribunal at Delhi on the construction of the Kaleswaram lift irrigation scheme. The government said the stay was costing it Rs 100 crore a day.
The NGT Delhi bench had on October 5 directed the TS government to stop work till environmental clearances were acquired for the project.
The TS Chief Secretary and irrigation principal secretary moved the petition stating that the NGT had not cited reasonable grounds while granting the interim order.
The government said it had informed the NGT that the work on the project was for drinking water purposes, which did not require environmental clearances.
It stated that it had assured the NGT that work for the irrigation component would be taken up after obtaining the clearances. It said the petitioner had misled the NGT; he had earlier moved the High Court seeking to stay the project works....