Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding monitoring of conditions of Environment Clearance of Vizhinjam Seaport, Kerala, 14/02/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Wilfred J. & Others Vs MoEF & Others dated 14/02/2019. The issue for consideration is the compliance of conditions of Environment Clearance/ Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance granted for the project of ‘Development of Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport’. The Tribunal vide judgement dated 02/09/2016 had found the project to be of vital importance however it cautioned that the project should be excecuted consistent with environmental norms. Accordingly, for close monitoring of conditions of Environment Clearance and ensuring compliance of environmental norms, an Expert Committee was constituted.
NGT finds that no six monthly reports have been received after July, 2017 from the Committee and directs that the project proponent must submit compliance report in terms of observations of the committee to the Monitoring Committee.