The officially appointed Environmental Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Devendra Pandey, Director, Forest Survey of India to review the studies, planning and implementation of environmental safeguards for Sardar Sarovar and Indira Sagar Projects has submitted its Interim Report to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The Report dated 13th Feb 2009 has exposed the false claims of the Governments of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh as also Maharashtra related to the full or substantial compliance in various aspects including catchment area treatment, compensatory afforestation and down stream impacts, command area development, archaeology, health impacts, and seismicity.