Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding dredging of existing navigational channel at Vasco-da-Gama, Mormugao, Goa, 02/09/2016

  • 02/09/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Old Cross Fishing Canoe Owners Co-op Society Ltd. & Others Vs Mormugao Port Trust & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding Environmental Clearance (EC), dated 9th February, 2016, granted for the capital dredging activity to Mormugoa Port Trust for deepening and dredging of existing navigational channel at Vasco-da-Gama, Mormugao, Goa.

National Green Tribunal in its Judgement declares the communication dated 23rd September, 2015 of MoEF granting exemption from public consultation to the project of Mormugao Port Trust as illegal, arbitrary and in violation to the provisions of the EIA Notification, 2006. Consequently, the impugned EC dated 9th February, 2016 is also quashed and set aside.