The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), after a meeting held on Thursday, has decided to “discharge the suspension of the consent to operate” for coal handling at the Mormugao port issued to two companies –– South West Port Ltd owned by Jindal Steel Works (JSW) and Adani. This paves way for the coal handling to resume.
Coal handling operations of these two companies were temporarily suspended after complaints of pollution by Vasco residents.
Thursday’s decision was taken after the findings of phase one of the study by the IIT Bombay, presented at the GSPCB meeting stated that coal handling was not the major contributor to pollution in Vasco. Read More