JSW moves HC against GSPCB order on coal handling

PANAJI: The JSW has moved the High Court of Bombay at Goa against the Goa State Pollution Control Board’s (GSPCB) order withdrawing the consent to operate.
The GSPCB has revoked the consent to operate granted to South West Port Ltd (SWPL), a subsidiary of JSW Infrastructure, under the Air and Water Acts, for being involved in excess coal handling at the Mormugao Port Trust.
The decision to withdraw the consent was taken at a meeting of GSPCB after it was found that SWPL had exceeded the limits of its coal handling operations. The decision was taken after giving the company an opportunity to be heard. South West Port Ltd has been directed to suspend the handling of coking coal and coke except handling and transporting the existing cargo within 15 days from the receipt of the order.
“The 15-day period is being granted in order to enable SWPL to transport the existing cargo lying at berth nos 5A and 6A in a phased manner. The handling during this 15-day period shall be done under the supervision of a nominated officer of the Board who shall ensure that adequate pollution control measures are adopted by the South West Port Ltd during the period,” the Board noted in its order.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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