Medha Patkar demands scrapping of Lavasa project
Pune: Activist Medha Patkar, spearheading the
anti-Lavasa agitation, on Wednesday said she would continue her fight
against the hill city project notwithstanding the clearance
given by the Union environment ministry for its first phase.
Reacting to the conditional clearance given by the
MoEF to the controversial project, she said the Jana Andolan
committee formed to oppose the project would persist with its
legal battle in the Bombay High Court against it.
Demanding scrapping of the project, which she said had
violated environmental norms and displaced tribals, Patkar
appealed to all social organisations to condemn and rally
against the hill city project.
Patkar, along with Anna Hazare, had earlier criticised
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for adopting
"double standards" by filing a criminal case against the
promoters of Lavasa and at the same time seeking clearance for
it from the Environment ministry.
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