Anti Mining

Project Statement

Mining is proposed in the Western Ghats of the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. 32 mining leases would be       operational in the wildlife corridor. These mining activities woud destroy the green corridor and thus endanger the       biodiversity present .

Project Intervention

1.Vanashakti intervenes to prevent these leases from getting operational

2.Vanashakti petitions to relevant government departments, no action was taken.

3.Vanashakti then moves court.
 

Project Outcome

1.The Honourable HC of Bombay orders a complete ban on tree feeling in two talukas, ie Sawantwadi and Dodamarg

2.State govt. filed its reply admitting that the area is ecologically sensitive. Case is being heard. Media covers the campaign.

3.Court directs the state govt. to submit the final proposal for declaring the area as an Eco-Sensitive Area (ESA).