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NGT asks joint panel to assess illegal shrimp farms in Gujarat’s floodplains – New Delhi News

“We are of the view that for compliance of environmental Rule of Law, enforcement of CRZ Regulations needs to be assessed and remedial action ensured by a Joint Committee of GCZMA, State PCB, District Magistrates, Bharuch and Surat and Directorate of Fisheries, Gujarat”, mentioned the bench headed by NGT chairperson A.Okay Goel in an order dated January 12.

The petitioner Brackish Water Research Centre, an NGO, had moved the tribunal saying the illegal shrimp farms are rising the danger of man-made floods. Gulf of Khambhat the place the 2 rivers circulate is a delegated “Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas (CVCA)” as per CRZ, 2019, requiring particular consideration.

Accordingly, in an order on August 24 final yr, the Tribunal had issued discover to the respondents which incorporates Collectors of Surat and Bharuch, Gujrat Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA), and State PCB.

In the reply filed by the Collectors, Surat and Bharuch giving particulars of research undertaken for identification of shrimp farms and salt pans to determine the standing of compliance of CRZ and different violations. It is said that the evaluation continues to be not full.

Counsel for GCZMA submitted that in Bharuch 55 working models have been stopped however the Gujarat High Court remanded the matter for giving a listening to. However, no exercise is occurring as of right now.

Some leases got in the CRZ space wrongly that are proposed to be recalled. The motion was earlier taken for violation of the Land Revenue Act which was not enough however now efficient motion is proposed to be taken below the CRZ Regulations, it mentioned.

Counsel for the applicant submitted that actions are stopped in the mean time as it’s off-season however the remedial motion taken is insufficient.

After paying attention to the submissions, the Green Court has fashioned the joint committee and requested them to maintain a gathering inside two weeks and additional motion in the sunshine of data compiled could also be overseen and ensured in order that there is no such thing as a illegal shrimp farming on the flood plains of the rivers and in violation of CRZ laws, adversely affecting the ecology.

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