This in turn is breeding insecurity among workers, hampering production, expansion of approved plants

A distant view of the Adani Power Plant (left) and incomplete unit of Alstom Bharat Forge Power (right)
Isolated from the mainland, units within the Adani Group-promoted Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Ltd in Mundra, have begun to feel the pinch of pending litigations against the developer despite the interim relief to continue operations granted by the Supreme Court.

The court has also directed MoEF to process APSEZ's application for eco clearance within 30 days

The Adani Group-promoted, Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Ltd on Monday said that the Supreme Court has granted stay on the Gujarat High Court order for shutdown of 12 manufacturing units in the SEZ.

NPP at Mithivirdi will be set up 40 km from Bhavnagar and is located on sea coast on west side

The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCRZMA) has given nod for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited's (NPCIL) proposed 6,000 Mw nuclear power plant in Mithivirdi, Bhavnagar. It has recommended the project for costal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance to the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

Expert Appraisal Committee defers EC, CRZ clearance till final decision by MoEF on allegations

While the Gujarat government seems optimistic on commencing operation of LNG terminal at Mundra by 2016, GSPC LNG Ltd, a joint venture between state-owned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) Ltd and Adani Group, for setting of the LNG terminal, is facing hurdles to get necessary environment clearance (EC) and costal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance.

According to ONGC's proposal initially five exploratory wells will be drilled at the Kutch-Saurashtra offshore block

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd has got environment clearance (EC) for its Rs 580 crore project to drill seven exploratory wells in Kutch Saurashtra offshore block GK-OSN-2009/2 on west coast of Gujarat.

Vehicles with multi-tone horns and sirens are found to be violating noise pollution rules

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Union government to notify standards for sirens and multi-tone horns used by vehicles including those of Government, police or ambulance within three months. The directions were issued by principal bench of Justice A S Naidu and G K Pandey who felt an urgent need to have source specific noise standards, as there were no standards specified by the Union government with regard to use of horns and sirens in ambulances, government and police vehicles.

The Narendra Modi government's bid to generate funds to promote clean energy by introducing a Green Cess on every unit of conventional electricity generated in the state has not gone well with major industrial players of the state, who have now challenged the constitutional validity of the government's move in the Gujarat High Court.

Acting on the individual petitions by the companies the High Court has restrained the state government from initiating any proceedings or recover any amounts by way of cess on generation of electricity from the petitioners till June 15, when the next hearing in the matters was scheduled.