Wednesday, 14 December 2011

{DUU-7} From Delhi Heigh Court 19-09-2005

Project Name: Loharinag-Pala Hydroelectric Project (4x150 MW)

River: Bhagirathi

Agency: National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Environmental Clearance granted on 8.2.2005

People stopped roadwork

Court made serious comments on Appellate Authority

Affected village stopped the road construction work, which is for dam. Land acquisition process is going on.

On 19th they had to file objection under sec. 9.

People written in their objection that they want full information, without full information how come they raise their issues clearly? There are many problems in mapping of land. Till now NTPC is not telling the exact amount of land requirement.

Socio Economics survey report did not filed by NTPC.

No R/R plan has been initiated by NTPC.


The Delhi High Court heard the petition on 19-9-2005 filed by Matu Peoples’ Organisation and others Vs Union of India and ors. The Additional Solicitor General of India appearing for the Union of India asked for four weeks time. However, the Chief Justice remarked that why so much time in view of the rather limited number of issues. The Court also wanted to know as to why the whole Authority was vacant and further why the authority does not consider the applications on merit.

The Additional Solicitor General of India remarked that pending issues concerning dams in the Courts adversely impact foreign investments and credibility of the State.

The Counsel Adv. Ritwik Dutta for the petitioner stated that an additional affidavit has been filed bringing to light the working of the Appellate Authority and the fact that even technical member were not appointed.

The MOEF was directed to file its reply within one week. The matter has now being listed for 29th of September.

Development for all, not only for few.


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