MoEF grants two weeks’ extension to Jindal to file reply

Reply was to be filed on December 14 according to notice issued


Neha Sethi | December 15, 2010

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has extended the time given to Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to reply to the show cause notice by two weeks. In a letter dated December 14 2010, the ministry has cited two reasons for the extension granted.

The first being that ‘some of the senior officers working on this project have either shifted to other project sites of M/s JSPL or left the organisation due to the location of the steel plant in the backward region of Orissa’.

The intervening holidays during Christmas and new year have been cited as the second reason.

The reply was to be filed on December 14 according to the notice issued.

The notice was issued for revocation of environmental clearance in view of non-compliance to conditions stipulated while according environmental clearance to the six MTPA integrated steel plant and 1000 MW captive power plant at Kerjang, Angul, Orissa.

JSPL had requested the ministry to grant time till January 14, 2011 to reply to the notice, an extension of a month. The reply has to be filed by December 22 and a personal hearing, if desired, will be on December 29, 2010.



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