Activists demand closure of Ankleshwar effluent treatment plant

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Aditi PatilLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

Ankleshwar

Bharuch

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Waste Management

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People Affected by Conflict

7200

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

2013

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti (PSS), an NGO based out of Ahmedabad had demanded the closure of Narmada Clean Tech (NCT), Ankleshwar, as the Final Effluent Treatment Plant (FETP) in a letter to the Union environment and forests minister for failing to meet the prescribed Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) norms. The NCT claims to receive treated industrial effluent from Ankleshwar, Jhagadia & Panoli Industrial Estates common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) and to treat it at Final Effluent Treatment Plant (FETP) upto prescribed norms of GPCB  and then to convey through 52.76 kms pipeline into the sea. The pipeline which carries the effluent from NCT to the sea for discharge has many times been broken and that lead to illegal discharge into Amla Khadi which at the end meets the Narmada River and much time often into the farmlands in various villages. PSS has issued legal notices to 10 respondents including secretary, MoEFCC, Chief Secretary and Additional secretary of Gujarat Government, Chairman and member secretaries of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) & GPCB.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

143.43

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Gujarat State Government, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation , Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Nation Green Tribunal

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Narmada Clean Tech, Ankleshwar Industries Association

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Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti

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