The Dandeli EIA Fraud
- 23 December 2006 - Forest Clearance for Dandeli Dam rejected once again by GOI: In a significant move, the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has stood by its earlier decision of 21 June 2006 to refuse forest clearance to the Dandeli Mini Hydel Project proposed by M/s Murdeshwar Power Corporation (MPCL). MPCL proposed this dam across the Kali River that flows through the mountainous and thickly forested Western Ghats terrain in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Read more.
- On 21st June 2006, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) rejected forest clearance for the dam. However, in a turn of developments, the Ministry called for a review of this decision on 31st July 2006. In response, ESG submitted a representation to Mr.Sandeep Kumar, IFS, Assistant Inspector General of Forests, MoEF. Representation to Mr.Sandeep Kumar, IFS, Asst. IGF, MoEF; July 31, 2006.
- Earlier, based on the affidavit filed by Environment Support Group in January 2001 and other recommendations, the Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Kannada District rejected the project.
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