Nana Layja integrated SEZ opposed by motley community from 49 villages

Location of Conflict

Layja Mota, Mandvi

Kutch

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

SEZ

Thermal Power Plant; Shipyard cum captive jetties and LNG terminal

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Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

2013

People Affected
by Conflict

69602

Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

2012

The proposition is to build an integrated SEZ with a 4000 MW thermal power plant, a 2000 MW gas power plant, a captive jetty for coal import and an LNG terminal. A total of 49 villages in the Mandvi taluka of Gujarat will be affected by this project, not including others who may be affected by auxilliary projects like expansion of railway and road lines which are also being proposed. The community is a mix of pastoralists, farmers and fishermen, and as noted in the public hearing summary, almost the entire community is opposed to the project. The opposition is mainly on the grounds of adverse impact on livelihoods of the community as well as environmental impact. Environment clearance was granted, but further proceedings are stayed as a case is currently pending in the NGT.

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Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Conservation Action Trust , Mandvi Turtle Conservation Centre

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Sealand Ports Pvt. Ltd., Avash Logistics Pvt. Ltd. , Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation , Nana Layja Power Company Limited, IL&FS Maritime Infrastructure Company Ltd, Gujarat Integrated Maritime Complex Ltd

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