Public Hearing for grant of Environmental Clearance to GarePelma-II Coal Block allotted to MAHAGENCO will held on 27.06.2019
June 20, 2019 • Abhishek Verma

Public Hearing for grant of Environmental Clearance to GarePelma-II Coal Block allotted to MAHAGENCO will held on 27.06.2019

A writ petition was filed by Mr. Ramesh Agrawal seeking cancellation of Public Hearing scheduled on 27.06.2019 for grant of Environmental Clearance for GarePelma-II Coal Block situated at Tehsil-Tamnar, District-Raigarh (C.G.) allotted to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MAHAGENCO) on the ground that under Environment Impact Assessment notification, 2006 dated 14th September 2006, only member secretary of State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) is empowered to decide the date and venue for conducting Public Hearing whereas in this case this power has been delegated to the Regional Officer of the SPCB.

On 20.06.2019, the Hon'ble High Court of Chhattisgarh presided by the Hon'ble Chief Justice Mr. P. R. Ramachandra Menon and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri, dispose off this writ petition with an order that on the date of public hearing with the presence of Member Secretary of Chhattisgarh State Environment Conservation Board, the grievance of the petitioner will be over. Accordingly Hon'ble High Court of Chhattisgarh directed the presence of Member Secretary on the date of Public Hearing i.e. 27.06.2019 for grant of Environmental Clearance to GarePelma-II Coal Block allotted to MAHAGENCO.