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CAG: Adani-acquired forested creeks wrongly classified as degraded forests

Issue Date: Apr 3, 2015
Gujarat government wrongly classified mangrove forests as degraded forests in order to divert land to Adani Group-promoted Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone (MPSEZ), says a new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report. According to the report, the wrong classification resulted in a profit of Rs 58.64 crore for Adani Group. The report reflects the findings of the government committee appointed in 2013, which showed that swathes of mangrove forests were illegally destroyed to build a port for MPSEZ.

Adani port under scrutiny

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013

National Green Tribunal stays thermal power plant in Gujarat

Issue Date: Feb 20, 2012
The National Green Tribunal has put on hold the Bhadreshwar thermal power plant at Mundra in Gujarat. It has asked the project proponent, OPG Power Gujarat Pvt Ltd, to stop all works at its 300 MW power plant till it gets the requisite environmental clearance. "We have no hesitation to hold that until OPG Power Gujarat Pvt Ltd obtains clearance to use reserve forest land and clearance from the Coastal Regulation Zone Authorities, it cannot go ahead with the project," said a bench comprising chairperson A S Naidu and Vijai Sharma on February 14.
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