Critiques


1. Reports sent to Government of India during my engagement with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

  • Submissions on amending the Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 and the Chemical Accidents Rules, 1996 (September, 2016) Click Here
  • Submissions to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 (June, 2016) Click Here


2. Reports/representations sent to Government of India in recent time as a member of Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation:

  • Comments- Draft Notification on Eco-sensitive zone of Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh- published 3rd December, 2015. Click Here
  • Objections- Draft Notification on Environment Laws Amendment Bill, 2015. Click Here
  • Comments- Draft Notification on Emission Standards for Thermal Power Plants in India published 1st June, 2015 Click Here
  •  Representation to MOEFCC Reg. Kanhar Barrage (New) in Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh, dated 24th August, 2015  Click Here
  • Representation to World Bank and GoI reg. TORs of ESIA-EMP Studies on National Waterways-1 Ganga, dated 13th August, 2015 Click Here
  •  Appeal Sent to U.P. Government for Protection of Mirzapur Forests and Wildlife dated 12th December, 2014 Click Here
  • Review of EIA of Chhatrasal Coal Mining Project (5 MTPA) of M/s Sasan Power Ltd., Dist.Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh published 27th July, 2014 for Greenpeace India Click Here
  • Site Visit Report of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant of M/s Welspun Energy (U.P.) Pvt. Ltd dated 15th September, 2013 Click Here
  • Comments on Draft Municipal Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2013‏ dated 29th October, 2013 Click Here
  • Comments on Draft Policy on the Grant of Forest Clearances: Sent 15th September 2013 Click Here

3. Some analysis and studies done in the year 2013 during my engagement in LIFE:

i)  Review of Environmental Clearance proposals. Some of the important projects I have prepared comments are as follows:



1320 MW (2x660MW) Coal based Coastal Thermal power project of M/s. SNN Infra Power Projects Private Limited, Andhra Pradesh
Digwadih Colliery of  M/s Tata Steel Ltd. for (Expansion to 0.6 MTPA in ML area 314.57 ha), Dist. Dhanbad, Jharkhand
Proposed 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant of M/s Dwarkesh Energy at Dist. Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
Mahuagarhi opencast Coal Mining Project (4 MTPA in1150 ha area) of M/s Mahuagarhi Coal Company Private Ltd.,Mahuagarhi Coal field, Tehsil Kathikund, Dist. Dumka Jharkhand – TOR
4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) of Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Ltd. at village Cheyyur, district Kancheepuram, in Tamil Nadu - reg. Environmental Clearance reconsideration.
Talabira-II & III Opencast Project [20 MTPA (Normative) and 23 MTPA (Peak) in an area 1926 ha] of M/s Mahanadi Coalfields Limited,District- Sambalpur, Orissa - EC based on TOR granted on 23.05.2007-
Lara Integrated Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (2x800 MW) Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India
Gare IV/6 Coal Mine Project (OC and UG)(4 MTPA in an area of 381.42 ha) and Coal Washery(4 MTPA in ML area of 381.42 ha of M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
Cluster XV (4 UG mines with a normative prod. Of 0.325 MTPA with a peak  prod. of 0.423 MTPA in a combined ML area of 1696.55 ha) of M/s Bharat Coking Coal Ltd located in Jharia Coalfields, Dist. Dhanbad, Jharkhand
Rapid Analysis of Draft Environmental Impact Assesment Report for the proposed Thermal Power Plant (TPP) of 2x30 MW, Kothapatanam, Nellore by Nekkanti Power (P) Ltd
Rajgammar Dipside (South of Phulakdih Nala) Underground Coalmine project (065 MTPA in an ML area of 625 ha) ofM/s Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. located at district, Korba, Chhattisgarh.-TOR
Kesla North Opencast and underground mine project (0.30 MTPA in an ML area of 750 ha) of  M/s Rathi Steel and Power Ltd., Dist. Korba, Chhattisgarh  (EC based on TOR granted on 28.05.2010)
Diversion of 115 hectares of forest land in favour of Pushp Steel and Mines Pvt Ltd in Brahmapuri Coal Block in Pench Kanhan Coalfield, Chhindwara District
2x660 MW Coal Based TPP at villages Ghantbahal, Mohda, Bhalegaon, in Titlagarh Tehsil, in Bolangir Distt, in Odisha
2x660 MW Imported Coal Based TPP of M/s SJK Powergen Ltd. at village Lalapur, in Shahdol Distt., in Madhya Pradesh


ii) Field Visit report on Alang Ship Breaking yard, Gujarat in 2013.

iii) Transboundary water sharing project on two international rivers- Kosi and Sharda.

iv) Cumulative Impacts of thermal power project on river Mahanadi

My involvement with hydel projects of Uttarakhand:

Has done several field visits and reviews of public hearing documents, EIA and the local activists in drafting representation and litigations.

1. Vishnugad Pipalkothi HEP
2. Vishnuprayag HEP
3. Bowala Nand Prayag HEP