"They brought to the notice of the court that the environment ministry has also constituted an expert committee to study the environment impact assessment, as the company has violated Coastal Regulation Zone Act - too. "
Ahmedabad, May 9 - The Gujarat High Court Wednesday ordered the promoters of Mundra Port Special Economic Zone and Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd to stop construction activity till green clearance is obtained from the union environment ministry.

A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J.B. Pardiwala observed that till Mundra Port SEZ - does not get environment clearance even lease of land to interested parties is unlawful.

The bench passed the order on a public suit filed by the residents of Navinal, one of the villages directly affected by the MPSEZ.

MPSEZ is coming up in Mundra block of Kutchh district, 500 km

northwest of state capital Gandhinagar.

The union commerce ministry granted permission for setting up multi-speciality Special Economic Zone at Mundra. It is promoted by Adani Group. The MPSEZ is spread over 18,000 hectares of land, of which, over 6,472 hectares is the SEZ.

Petitioner Ramjubhai Jadeja had sought a stay against the construction by MPSEZ and ALSTOM Bharat Forge Power Ltd. as neither of them have got environmental clearance. The petitioner's lawyer, Anand Yagnik, argued that both the companies must get environment clearance before starting any activity in the SEZ.

They brought to the notice of the court that the environment ministry has also constituted an expert committee to study the environment impact assessment, as the company has violated Coastal Regulation Zone Act - too.

The respondents in their affidavit argued that the construction activity will not have any impact on humans or the environment but the court did not buy the argument and ordered all construction activity to stop with immediate effect.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 AHMEDABAD (15961 views)
 IMPAC (19826 views)
 GANDHINAGAR (10770 views)
 GUJARAT HIGH COURT (8119 views)
 GREEN (8921 views)
 VILLAGE (8421 views)
 500 (8141 views)
 CHIEF JUSTICE (7701 views)
 SEZ (6241 views)
 FIDA (6235 views)
 AHMED (7501 views)
 AFFIDAVIT (6020 views)
 NORTHWEST (6271 views)
 KUTCH (5403 views)
 DIVISION BENCH (3921 views)
 NAGAR (4071 views)
 THE VILLAGE (3261 views)
 BHATT (3001 views)
 PUBLIC SUIT (2296 views)
 PERMISSION (2451 views)
 GULATI (2351 views)
 NAVIN (2041 views)
 BHARAT FORGE (1871 views)
 ARGUMENT (2111 views)
 ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY (1461 views)
 PARDI (1171 views)
 NEI (1501 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:253500462142
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.