Thursday, May 3, 2018

Adani hazira port

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the National Green Tribunal order quashing the environmental clearance (EC) granted in 2013 to Adani-Hazira Port Pvt Ltd (AHPPL) for development of port activities at Surat.
A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also directed that Rs 25 crore, which the AHPPL had deposited pursuant to NGT's January 2016 order, be refunded to the company. The apex court passed the order after it was apprised that the matter was settled between the parties and the fishermen have also been paid adequate compensation.
“We are also informed that mangroves have also been planted at some other place. In view thereof, since the order of the Tribunal has been worked out, the embargo the impugned judgement stands removed and is set aside,” the bench said in its order.
The NGT, in its order, had set aside the EC granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to the firm and had asked AHPPL and Hazira Infrastructures to deposit Rs 25 crore with the collector, Surat.