Nirma's plant in trouble
Nirma's proposed cement plant at Mahuva region of Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is in trouble. The expert committee formed by Supreme Court for on-site inspection refused to lift the MoEF's stay on work. Shree Mahua Bandhara Khetiwadi Pariyavaran Bachav Samiti, a group of farmers from around Mahuva, has challenged the order of Gujarat High Court allowing Nirma to go ahead with its plant on the land allotted by the Gujarat government. But Nirma came out strongly against MoEF and stated that the ministry cannot force it to close down the construction. The company further informed the ministry that it's assumption of jurisdiction was not only uncalled for, unwarranted and unjust, but was clearly an attempt to overreach the Supreme Court's order. The company also stated that if the MoEF does not withdraw its decision then it would be constrained to move the apex court in an appropriate manner.