If you plan to buy a property in Velachery or Pallikaranai, make sure the plot is not on a marshland. Recognising the need, albeit belatedly, to protect these vital ecosystems, the government on Friday declared that properties on such land across the state would not be registered.
An official communication said: "It is brought to the notice of the government that marshlands are being encroached upon and alienated through fraudulent documents. In order to safeguard the marshlands and in the interest of the environment and the public, it is decided that registration of any documents of properties in marshlands will not be done by the registration department."
An official said many marshlands in TN were `kazhuveli' land under the control of the revenue department. A senior forest depart ment official said many marshland areas in the state were `kazhuveli' land under the control of the revenue department..................Read more
Source: The Times of India