Surat: It has been alleged that about 8 hectares of forest land has been encroached by the then ESSAR Company and the present AMNS Steel India Company located at Hazira. Inox Company has been pushing since 2005. This pressure is in Survey No. 179 land of Hazira. 27.2 ha of raw material handling and 38.71 ha of power plan were demanded by this company in the forest land, but in both these proposals, about 8 ha of Inox company has been pressed since 2005, which is not mentioned anywhere in the proposal or any information from the forest department. That the responsible officials of AMNS company have not given on record to the government that the forest department has not even done the necessary investigation and the possession has been illegally given as per the demand of both these proposals, the co-operative leader Darshan Nayak has written a letter to the Chief Minister (CM Gujarat) to investigate.
Nayak has alleged that 27.2 hectares of Sadar land was sought for raw material handling and 38.71 hectares for power plan. The land is not being used for that purpose. The objectives of both these proposals have not been achieved. Despite knowing the fact, illegal possession has been given to the company by the forest department. Meanwhile, 20.76 hectares of land was demanded by AMNS Company whose proposal was given in-principle approval by the Government of India subject to certain conditions. For fulfillment of all the conditions, the agency/company has to be completed within a period of five years from the in-principle approval and if it fails, there is a provision to cancel the proposal of the agency as per the guidelines of the Government of India, yet till date this proposal has not been canceled and As per the main condition of the approval, 110 hectares of non-forest land was to be transferred in the name of the forest department, which has not been done till date.
Why was ArcelorMittal company allowed to allocate 158 hectares of forest land?
Currently another 158 hectares of new forest land has been demanded by the AMNS company. It is necessary to seriously investigate the circumstances under which it was accepted and take further action because the circumstances under which this company is openly supported despite the illegal occupation of such a large amount of land should be investigated. In the demand for Sadar 158 hectares of land, if the demand has been made earlier by another agency and there is overlapping in this proposal, under what circumstances the proposal of this demand was accepted?
Currently two to three months ago, the revenue and forest department conducted a joint measurement of how much pressure has come, according to the information, pressure of about 60 hectares has been detected by the forest department, so what action has been taken against it? Whether a FOR (FIRST OFFENSE REPORT) has been filed against it by any forest department? It should be thoroughly investigated.
The company also dabbled in shrimp pond land
At present illegal Ziga ponds are located in Junagam Shivrampura village area in about 72 hectares. This land has also been demanded by this AMNS company. In which this company has instructed to pay the money as per the calendar of the year 2010. But in the year 2019-20, the price was fixed by the Collector Surat from the valuation of around 8000 sq.m. is appearing
Company’s illegal encroachment on lands of this survey no
According to the information received in the application made under the Right to Information Act dated 13/04/2022 in the District Inspector’s Office, Government Revenue Survey No. 180,181,182,183,184,185,187/B,235/A,235/B,237,238,239/A,241,242,243/A which has been updated. It has been noticed that all the land which has been illegally encroached on a large scale by this company and all the government village ponds of Moje Hazira, Taluk Choryasi have also been completed by this company and the work of the company’s project has been started. Our public interest demands that legal action be taken against the company as well.
ArcelorMittal Company erected illegal electrical transmission towers
Illegal electrical transmission towers have been erected by this company in the land of forest department, against which it is necessary to investigate immediately and take legal action against the company. Taking into consideration all the above matters, I demand in the public interest that the public hearing on environment to be held on 18/07/2022 should be canceled in the public interest as the then ESSAR and the present AMNS company have caused a loss of crores of rupees by keeping the government in the dark.