Affidavit by HPCL Shapoorji Energy regarding an all-weather deep-draft port at village Chhara Sarakhadi, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat, 15/10/2020
Affidavit by HPCL Shapoorji Energy Pvt Ltd. in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, February 12, 2020 in the matter of Protection of Environment and Public Service Committee Vs Union of India & Others.
The matter related to an all-weather deep-draft port at village Chhara Sarakhadi in taluka Kodinar in district Gir Somnath, Gujarat. Environment clearance and CRZ clearance for the project has been completed for the project. All ecology related concerns have been taken into consideration in the EIA report.
As per EIA report prepared by CSIR-NEERI, there are no protected areas like national parks, wildlife sanctuary and biosphere reserves within 10 km radius of the proposed site. The shore line in relation to the project site has been found rocky in nature and thus not suitable for turtle nesting. Further, the issue of lion movement was deliberated by Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) while reviewing the proposal of WCTPL.
Note: The report of October 15, 2020 was uploaded to the NGT site, August 28. 2021