Some of the biggest violations of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules, which regulates construction activities in the ecologically sensitive coastal areas that lie in close proximity to the seas and the backwaters, happens in Kerala. According to one report, there are some 1800 buildings, including star hotels, luxury apartment blocks, shopping malls and tourist resorts constructed in violation of the CRZ rules.
On May 8, 2019, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of four illegal luxury apartments with a carpet area of 80,000 square meters in Maradu Municipality, Kochi on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, a protected Ramsar Site. The Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) is the appellant and the Government of Kerala (GoK) is the respondent in the case.
The demolition is being carried out by Kerala government and the Maradu Municipality. They have not published any study report or document related to this project. No information or data is available on any Government website.