Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding the Environmental Clearance granted to to M/s. Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Ernakulam, Kerala, 06/01/2016
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of P.N. Anoop Vs The Union of India Rep. by its Secretary Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change dated 06/01/2016 regarding the Environmental Clearance (EC) dated 12.05.2015 granted to M/s. Bharat Petroleum Corporation - KRL Ltd by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change for the proposed Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Project of Bharat Petroleum Company Limited at Ambalamugal, Puthencruz Village in Ernakulam District of Kerala.
The contention of the applicant is that granting of EC for the aforesaid project which falls under Category 'A' as per the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (EIA Notification, 2006), has not been communicated according to the requirement of law and hence, the period of limitation has not been triggered.
Application to condone delay is devoid of any merits and is liable to be dismissed.