Action Alert: 24-1-02
Tehri: What happened in Supreme Court
Summary of proceeding: --
The Tehri Hydro Development Corporation lawyer Adv. Ranjeet kumar said that the state of Uttaranchal where the Dam was located and which was responsible for the rehabilitation has not been made a Party to the case. Adv. Indra Jaisingh , lawyer for the petitioners observed that the lawyer for the state of Uttaranchal was present in the court. State of Uttaranchal could be made a party if their lawyer consented. With the consent of the concerned lawyer for Uttaranchal, the Court made the state of Uttaranchal party to the case. The State of Uttaranchal was directed to file an affidavit on the three aspects of the Tehri Dam – safety, environment and rehabilitation, particularly rehabilitation, explaining the status of these three aspects of the project.
The Court then directed
- the MOEF to file a reply on all three aspects of the project.
- the State of Uttaranchal to file their affidavit within six weeks.