(2.)Under Notification dated 19-7-1981, issued under S. 4 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the State of Kerala acquired land for the benefit of Public Health Engineering Department of the State Government. On 27-8-1982, possession was taken over the acquired land. Sometime in June, 1983, a declaration under S. 6 of the Land Acquisition Act was made. The Collector (Land Acquisition) initiated proceedings for assessing the amount of compensation payable and made an Award on 15th June, 1986. The claimants sought for a reference to the Civil Court seeking enhancement in the quantum of compensation which was made. These reference applications came to be decided by different awards made by the Civil Court between 1989 and 1991.
(3.)With effect from 1st April, 1984, the State of Kerala, through an executive order, constituted Kerala Water Authority (K.W.A., for short) as a statutory Corporation. The Kerala Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1986 (Act No. 14 of 1986), which was given a retrospective operation with effect from 1st day of March, 1984 declared Kerala Water Authority to have been constituted under the Act.