Decide on Kalu dam fast, HC tells MoEF

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to inform the court its decision on the Maharashtra government's proposal to construct the Kalu dam. A division bench of acting Chief Justice D D Sinha and Justice K K Tated, while asking the MoEF to file its affidavit by January 15, has asked it to expedite the decision on the dam project.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Shramik Mukti Sanghatana opposing the dam on the grounds that that it is in an earthquake-prone zone, along faultlines. According to the organization, the project will submerge at least five villages and more than 2,000 hectares of forest land. The court had in March stayed construction at the site. It has directed that the stay continue until all necessary permissions are secured from the Union government.

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