NEW DELHI: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has given environment clearance for the expansion of Jindal Power's thermal power plant at Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. Under the project, Jindal Power, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), will add 2,400 MW (four 600 MW coal-based units).
The Wildlife Society of Orissa, a member organisation of the National Board of Wild Life (NBWL), has written to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for withdrawal of Stage-I forest clearance given to Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in Angul.
- Delhi bid to save forests from submergence in Arunachal ROOPAK GOSWAMI File picture of AASU protest against the Subansiri dam project Guwahati, Sept. 9: The ministry of environment and forests has asked Jindal Power Ltd to lower the height of the 460-metre Subansiri Middle Hydro Electric Project in Arunachal Pradesh to save the bulk of the forest area from submergence.
The decision of the Chattisgarh Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to take legal action against Jindal Power Ltd (JPL) is the culmination of a long battle which local environmentalists have been waging against this gargantuan company.
The Jindal Power Limited is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter of even no. dated 31st March, 2009 prescribing the Terms of Reference for 4X600MW coal based power project at Tamnar in district Raigarh in Chhattisgarh for undertaking detalied EIA study.
Letter requesting the Secretary (Environment), Government of Chhattisgarh, to take action against the Jindal Power Limited (JPL) by invoking powers under Section 19 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for commencing construction of 4X600MW power project at Tamnar in district Raigarh in Chhattisgarh without obtaining prior environmental clearance.
JINDAL Stainless (JSL) has told the Supreme Court that the decision of the Orissa government and Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa (IDCOL) to enter into a joint venture agreement with Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) to develop the Tangarpada chromite mines in the state is illegal and violative of the apex court order.