30 September, 2020

Mundra: The Port Of No Call

Neither the state govt nor the Centre, neither the UPA nor the NDA, has acted against Adani Port’s depredations

Ravaged Stretch
A vast expanse of mangrove damaged by the port
Photograph by Tehelka
Mundra: The Port Of No Call
outlookindia.com
2016-07-24T10:05:21+05:30

Friends In The Right Place

  • Two committees have found evidence of environment damage wreaked by Adani Ports
  • Mangroves have been destroyed, forest land has been given to the group, no questions asked
  • Neither the UPA, nor the NDA, which promised to end crony capitalism, have taken action

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Two years ago, Outlook ran a cover story on the Adani Group’s meteoric rise during the chief ministership of Narendra Modi in Gujarat. There has been a lot of attention on the big, gleaming Adani Port in Mundra. Apart from picking up over 7,000 hectares at rock bottom rates (some for as low as Re 1 per square metre), there was enough evidence of massive environmental damage. “You only have to step outside this world (Adani Port) and spend some time in the villages surrounding the area to see how the...

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