The advocate Mr. Yagnik has reportedly told that the company already had a manufacturing unit in the vicinity, Manufacturing DI pipes of different sizes and that might be an extension of the existing unit. However, before getting prior environmental clearance no construction of any nature could be put up except fencing and making temporary shelter for guards. The construction was going at a good speed as if clearance was just a paper formality before even the public hearing took place.
The advocate further said that the venue of the public hearing on Tuesday was in the school located inside the existing unit of Jindal Saw Limited and that was not a neutral venue as required under law and hence it was needed to have been changed. It was also alleged by the petitioners that the project proponents of the company had not even submitted a summary in vernacular language or Environmental Assessment Report with either the Gram Panchayat or the Mamlatdar office.
Key Words: Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), Article 14 of the Constitution of India