Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding Nirma's cement plant site in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 18/05/2015

  • 18/05/2015

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Shree Mahuva Bandhara Khetiwadi Vs M/s. Nirma Limited & Others dated 18/05/2015 regarding environmental clearance dated 8th December, 2008 to M/s Nirma Ltd for the cement plant and the captive power plant to be established and operated near village Padhiyarka Taluka Mahuva, District Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

The Tribunal noted that the "prime issue before us in Appeal no. 4/2012 was whether the appellant had deliberately concealed and/or submitted false misleading information or data to the authorities by describing the land in question as ‘wasteland’ and not as ‘wetland’."