Green tribunal says ‘NO’ to Jindal Steel
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) set aside the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the 4 MTPA Coal Mining Project of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and 4 MTPA Coal Washery at Gare in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh
Why this verdict was made by NGT against Jindal Steel’s Project?
This verdict from NGT came on grounds of faulty public hearing. NGT after viewing the CD of the public hearing conducted on 5.1.2008, held that the entire "public hearing was a farce and makes a mockery of the public hearing process".
The company had been granted EC in May 2009. The NGT has directed that the public hearing may be conducted again but not under the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) who conducted it earlier.
What is National Green Tribunal (NGT)?