The Gujarat High Court on Friday issued notices to Adani Power Ltd. and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Ltd. in response to a PIL petition alleging that the firms had violated environmental norms in the State’s Kutch district.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J.B. Pardiwala also issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board and the Kutch Collectorate.
The Kheti Vikas Seva Trust, a Kutch-based organisation, filed the petition calling for adherence to the MoEF’s conditions.
“The wastewater from the power plant has to be directed to the Gulf of Kutch at a certain temperature. However, the company has created a water outfall channel from the power plant in the creek area. As a result, access to the creek area has been restricted for the local fisherfolk. We have demanded that the creek should be restored and all the illegal construction around it be removed,” petitioner Naran Gadhvi, president of the Trust, told The Hindu.
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