India Launches Maritime Boundary Demarcation Plan

A committee has been constituted for demarcating the marine boundaries between India and Sri Lanka and a pilot project is also planned, the Union Home Ministry informed Madras High Court, on Thursday.

This was revealed when a Public Interest Litigation from S. Gnaneswaran of Purasawalkam, praying for a direction to the Centre and the State to provide a chain of automatic identification system stations along the Tamil Nadu coast to prevent fishermen from straying beyond the marine border, came up before the first bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh. The Union Home Ministry filed a counter stating that the pilot project has already been planned, The New Indian Express reported.

The judges disposed of the PIL after directing the Union Home Ministry to place the final picture before them with regard to the implementation of the project and the time required to do so. The matter has been listed for June 2 for compliance.
(With inputs from The New Indian Express)

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