Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding location of Ambuja Cement's mine in the eco sensitive zone of Gir National Park, Gujarat, 20/09/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti Vs M/s. Ambuja Cement Ltd. & Others dated 20/09/2017 regarding the location of Ambuja Cement Ltd's mine which is alleged to be within 10 kms of eco sensitive zone from Gir National Park and Gir Sanctuary. Counsel appearing on behalf of MoEF concedes to the fact that the condition permitting the blasting in the mining area was incorporated in EC in question due to oversight. The Applicant has also further alleged that the public hearing was faulty and inappropriate in as much as the cognizance of the grievances made in the public hearing was not taken. Tribunal directs GPCB to produce the CD of the public hearing within a week with a copy to the contending parties.