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Adani project in Mundra has violated environmental norms, rules MoEF committee

Report provides incontrovertible evidence of destruction of mangroves, blocking of creeks and non-compliance of other clearance conditions

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Analysis of the EIA Report of the proposed Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) at Dahej Industrial Estate, Bharuch, Gujarat by Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Ltd. (BEIL)

 Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Ltd. (BEIL) has proposed to set up a Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) at Dahej Industrial Estate, along with two Multiple Effect Evaporation (MEE) plants and various utilities and infrastructure facilities.The project involves a Secured Landfill Facility (SLF) for Hazardous waste with a capacity of 1.4 MTPA (14 Lacs MT). Capacity of the MEE plants is 600 KL/day (Phase wise: 3 X 200 KL/day)2. The duration of operation of the TSDF site is 15 years.
 
 

Constitution of Committee for inspection of Adani Port and SEZ (Mundra) by MoEF

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on September 14, 2012 has constituted a committee to look into violations of environmental and coastal regulation zone clearances by Adani Port and SEZ Ltd. in Mundra taluka of Kutch district in Gujarat.

EIA Analysis for the Development of LNG Import Terminal, Amreli, Gujarat

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) carried out an analysis of the EIA report of the "Development of LNG Import Terminal at Pipavav Marine Facility, Amreli District, Gujarat, that was proposed by Swan Energy Limited (in alliance with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited).

EIA analysis of a 4,000 MW thermal power plant (Gujarat)

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysed the EIA report of an upcoming thermal power plant of 4,000 megawatt (MW) in Jamnagar district of Gujarat.Mahesh Parmar of Paryavaran Mitra approached CSE to carry out a technical review of this EIA for the public hearing of the project on September 20, 2011.

EIA analysis of Gujarat Pipavav Port expansion

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) carried out an analysis of the EIA of expansion of Gujarat Pipavav Port located in the Gulf of Cambay. The analysis was requested by a Gujarat based NGO called Paryavaran Mitra.

A week after the ban

Its been a week since the Supreme Court issued the order for the interim ban on endosulfan. There is no official confirmation on the joint committee yet, when they have to present the interim report within 8 weeks, from May 13, to the Supreme Court. It is after the interim report is submitted will the apex court take a final call on whether the pesticide should be allowed or banned.

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Report of the Expert Committee of MoEF

Report of the expert committee set up by the MoEF as per orders of the Supreme Court dated March 18. The report clearly states that the plant is situated within the catchment area of the Samadhiala bandhara. It is indeed a wetland or a waterbody and the committee report recommends the relocation of the Nirma cement plant. This is the first of its kind decision by the Ministry.

Water v industry: where is the question?

Some hundred people, men and women, were gathered on the hill. Many more, I could see, were trudging up. Their faces were resolute. I asked why they were opposing the cement plant. Their answer was simple: “We cannot eat cement.” “But the plant will bring you employment and prosperity,” I said. The reply this time, with a touch of irritation, was: “We have our fields and now with the water in the tank we have good produce. We are not rich like you but we have food to eat.” I persisted, “But your land is not being taken away to build the plant. The government says it has only allocated village grazing land and wasteland to build the factory.” Their anger spilled out.

Go wild

By: Tiasa Adhya

Ashwagandha occupies a prominent position in traditional health systems like Ayurveda. In India the medicinal plant is cultivated on 4,000 hectares, mainly in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. But when it comes to being the most effective, a group of researchers claims, it is the wild variety.

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