Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding rehabilitation of project affected persons of Gunjawani Irrigation Project, Maharashtra, 20/10/2020

  • 20/10/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prakash Ravaji Devgirikar & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 20/10/2020.

The applicants are the project affected persons of Gunjawani Irrigation Project. In Original Application No. 43/2016 certain directions were issued for rehabilitation and it is alleged that the state of Maharashtra having responsibility for rehabilitation failed to fulfil the pre-condition of the environmental clearance and after gap of more than four years the conditions has not been complied with.

The NGT directed a team to be constituted comprising of

(i) Collector, Pune and

(ii) Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (SPCB).

The team has to submit a report within six weeks. The matter would be listed again for January 20, 2021.