Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding clearance for extension of breakwater at Chhara Port, village Chhara Sarkhadi, district Gir Somnath, Gujarat, 15/05/2019

  • 15/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sayyed Mohammed Sabir Usman Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/05/2019 regarding grant of Environmental and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Clearance for extension of Breakwater at Chhara Port, village Chhara Sarkhadi, Taluka Kodinar, district Gir Somnath, Gujarat by M/s Simar Port Private Limited. According to the appellants who claim to be residents of the area, the clearance for extention is in violation of terms and conditions of the original clearance dated 06.01.2014. The extension will affect the aquatic life. No requisite public hearing was conducted for extension.

NGT directs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA), Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and M/s Simar Port Private Limited to submit a report within a month on the matter.

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