National green tribunal stays land acquisition process for Renuka dam project

Renuka dam projectUnder the Land Acquisition Act for the Renuka Dam Project in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, bench of National Green Tribunal started by Justice CV Ramulu and Expert Member Devinder K. Aggarwal in the present day passed an interim order enquiring the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) to stay all acquisition progressions. The NGT additionally directed to discontinue all construction movement related to the Renuka Dam Project and also directed that no rewards or reimbursement should be made under the Land Acquisition Act 1894 for the Project in Sirmaur.

The Tribunal was hearing a appeal by a inhabitant and an affected person Durga Ram who confronted the environmental permissions granted to the project in October 2009. The order was passed after counsel Ritwick Dutta come into sight for the petitioner argued that the EIA statement for the project was totally not enough and that there were several inconsistency in the figures of the whole area to be acquired for the project and the total number of families to be exaggerated.

According to the the Environment Impact Assessment report, the Environment Clearance memo and the affidavit filed by HPPCL in the court has three unlike sets of data, it was argued. While the permission was granted for 1477 hectares of land HPPCL claimed that entire land required for the assignment will be 2239 hectares.

Likewise the EIA states that only 308 families will be openly affected by the plan and the existing HPPCL list plants this figure at extra than 1000 which is also a uncertain figure. It was supplementary argued that claims for a featured public impact evaluation learning have also fallen on hearing-impaired. Interestingly the forest clearance for the project was discarded by the MoEF in August 2010 – approximately a year before.

National green tribunal stays land acquisition process for Renuka dam project

From: – Vibhanshu Vaibhav