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Representation to Forest & Wildlife Department to reject Forest Clearance of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant


Forest Department Banner Opposite Approach Road Welspun Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant 15 Sep 2013

The following email was sent on 26th December, 2016.

From: Debadityo Sinha<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Date: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Subject: URGENT: Quashing of Environmental Clearance of 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant, Mirzapur of M/s Welspun Energy (U.P.) Pvt. Ltd and the pending Forest Clearance in your office.

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The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,

Forest & Wildlife Department

Govt. of Uttar Pradesh


Respected Sir,


Kindly refer to my representations dated 08.04.2016 regarding the matter where I brought to your notice several facts related to the 1320 MW thermal power project in Mirzapur for which forest clearance application is submitted by the project proponent M/s Welspun Energy (U.P.) Pvt. Ltd. in your office.


It is to inform you that the ‘Environmental Clearance’ dated 21.08.2014 granted to the project proponent by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is quashed by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its judgment dated 21.12.2016 in the matter ‘Debadityo Sinha & Ors V Union of India & Ors (Appeal no. 79/2014)’. In addition to it, the court has also directed the project proponent M/s Welspun Energy (U.P.) Pvt. Ltd to restore the area.


I am attaching the copy of the judgment for your perusal. The same can be also accessed from the website of the National Green Tribunal by following tab ‘Judgments’ > ‘Principal Bench’ > ‘Court no. II’ > ‘Date’ > 21/December/2016.


In light of the abovementioned proceedings, I request you to kindly reject the application for Forest Clearance as the Environmental Clearance of the project based on which the same was sought has now been set aside.

 

Attached: NGT Judgment dated 21-12-2016 (Appeal no. 79/2014)


Thanks and Regards,


Debadityo Sinha


Copy marked to:


1. The Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (C),

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

Regional Office (CZ), Lucknow


2. The Chief Conservator of Forests,

Mirzapur Forest Division


3. The Additional Director-General (FC),

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change

New Delhi

4. The Divisional Forest Officer,

Mirzapur Forest Division

5. The Divisional Forest Officer,

Kaimoor Wildlife Division

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