Court issues notices on plea against Essar Terminal’s jettyJune 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday issued notices to the central and the state governments on a petition challenging environmental clearance to Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd. for setting up a jetty for handling bulk minerals on a petition by local fishermen.
The bench of Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice JB Pardiwala was hearing the plea of Salaya Machhimar Boat Association opposing the proposed jetty at Salaya in the southern zone of Gulf of Kutch.
The fishermnen contended the region was notified as marine national park and sanctuary in 1982 and the jetty could cause environmental damage to the coastal area.
The next hearing is on July 19.
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