Coal Burying Goa: Green Committee Cites Pollution Fears To Stall JSW’s Goa Port Plan

Coal Burying Goa: Green Committee Cites Pollution Fears To Stall JSW’s Goa Port Plan

The expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for Infrastructure and CRZ projects of the Union Environment Ministry has deferred the proposed terminal and capacity enhancement of berths operated by the JSW Group’s South West Port Ltd at the Mormugao port, citing concerns of air pollution raised during a week-long public hearing.

Noting that the concerns have not been addressed satisfactorily, the committee said it has kept the proposal for “reconsideration for environmental and CRZ (Coastal Regulatory Zone) clearance”.

According to the minutes of an EAC meeting held on October 30 and 31, the committee said it has also taken note of a letter written by the Goa government on public opposition to the “proposed increase in handling of coal” and the levels of air pollution around the Mormugao Port Trust and Vasco town. Read More…

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