Quartz-Feldspar Mine Public Hearing in Andhra Pradesh on 4 Jan 2013
A Public Hearing for Quartz-Feldspar Mine (56.68 Ha) of Project Proponent, Shri Ravi Seelamsetty will be held at 11.00 am on 04.01.2013 at Survey No 415 Part, Bandavankacharla Village, Kulakacherla Mandal, Rangareddy District in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, has not uploaded the Executive Summary of the Draft EIA Report of the project even on 30 December 2012. APPCB Site
As per the EIA Notifications 2006, Para (vi) of Stage III of the Public Consultation Process states that, ‘for obtaining responses in writing from other concerned persons having a plausible stake in the environmental aspects of the project or activity, the concerned regulatory authority and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) or the Union territory Pollution Control Committee (UTPCC) shall invite responses from such concerned persons by placing on their website the Summary EIA report prepared in the format given in Appendix IIIA by the applicant along with a copy of the application in the prescribed form , within seven days of the receipt of a written request for arranging the public hearing .’
This Public Hearing, thus, is a clear violation of the EIA Notifications 2006. and should be cancelled.