Published: Sunday 15 April 2001

The Andhra Pradesh high court has ordered that authorities concerned are duty-bound to interfere and stop activities such as aquaculture to prevent damages to the irrigation systems and common resources. The court ruling came in response to a writ petition filed by a farmer, complaining that several acquaculturists of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh were illegally using an irrigation tank to raise prawns. The court said that the conversion of the tank into prawn ponds was illegal as per an earlier judgment of the Supreme Court.

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