Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has announced that the Supreme Court has restored the environment clearance granted to APSEZ’s Hazira port. The Supreme Court’s ruling sets aside National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) January 2016 order to cancel the green clearance to this port.
The Supreme Court has also ordered a refund of Rs25cr, with accrued interest, to Adani Hazira Port. This money was deposited with the Collector of Surat after the NGT ruling.
Adani Hazira Port, in its appeal to the Supreme Court contented that the NGT failed to appreciate the facts and no reasons were given in support of the order. NGT also ignored the clearances given by statutory authorities and observed that the company damaged mangrove whereas a District Inspector of Land Records (DILR) report showed that the mangrove plantation has been carried out. Read More
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