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The Gare Palma Coal Sub Block IV/6 was allotted jointly to M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited & M/s Nalwa Sponge Iron Limited by the Ministry of Coal on January 13, 2006 to meet the coal-requirement of their respective Sponge Iron Plants situated at distances of 45 km and 25 km from the Coal Block at Raigarh & Taraimal respectively.

 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.
 
 

Background of the technical report
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is planning to set up a 6,000 MWe nuclear power plant in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. On behalf of the local community there, an NGO called Paryavaran Mitra requested the Centre for Science and Environment to technically evaluate the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the project.

The Mormugao port located in North Goa is planning to develop a waterfront (new harbor and breakwater) west of the breakwater at the existing Mormugao port. WAPCOS has prepared the Environment Impact Assessment report for the project.

 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) carried out a technical analysis of the Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed
Grain/Molasses based distillery and a Co-generation Power Plant (2.2 MW) by Malwa Brew & Alcohols (India) Pvt. Ltd. This was based on a request from Prakash Patidar of Khargone,
Madhya Pradesh.
EIA Analysis Attached

The government seems to be succeeding in pushing through the proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district of Haryana. Much of the opposition seems to have melted away after the farmers affected by the project received compensation at the rate of Rs 46 lakh per acre (0.4 hectare) from the Haryana government. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) carried out an analysis of the EIA report of the "Expansion of the sponge iron plant to produce 97,000 TPA of M.S.Billets and 65 MW Captive Power&quot

 

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).

In a stirring judgement passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the green signal given to South Korea’s Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) to go-ahead with their mega steel project in Odisha has been suspended.

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Photograph courtesy: Sri Alok Putul (Senior Journalist)  
   

In the hot-seat of Chhattisgarh, another controversial public hearing took place in the process of granting environmental clearance to the proposed expansion of a coal washing facility.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysed the EIA report of the proposed expansion of a ferro alloy plant and captive thermal power plant. The plant belongs to MSP sponge Iron Limited with capacity of 63,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) of silico manganese  and 92,475 TPA of Ferro manganese proposed to come up in village Manuwapali of Riagarh district in Chhattisgarh. Raghubeer Pradhan of Ekta Parishad approached CSE to carry out a technical review of this EIA for the public hearing of the project on December 16, 2011.

Ramesh Agrawal is not a hardcore criminal but is paying the price of bringing a company's wrong doings to light. Ramesh along with Harihar Patel was arrested on May 28, 2011 as a result of a case filed by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL). 

The MoEF's expert appraisal committee for industry revoked the environmental clearance granted to the cement plant of Nirma Limited. The decision comes after the Expert Committee gave its report.
To read the EAC decision, click here.  

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.

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