Modi govt withdrew Rs 200 crore fine imposed on Adani firm: Congress

Adani Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “favourite capitalist”: Congress

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2016 1:40 am
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The Congress Monday accused the NDA government of giving concessions to industrialist Gautam Adani, alleging that it has withdrawn the Rs 200-crore fine imposed on Adani Port and SEZ Ltd for environmental damage allegedly caused during the construction of Mundra port.

The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has, however, clarified that reports about the waiver are incorrect and stated that the government has imposed more “serious responsibility” on the firm without any cost limit.

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Describing Adani as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “favourite capitalist”, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh Monday said that in 2013 a committee of experts had inspected the site after which it submitted a report to the environment ministry, recommending that an Environment Relief Fund worth one per cent of the project cost or Rs 200 crore, whichever was higher, ought to be created to remedy any environmental damage incurred during the construction of Mundra port.

“The Modi government has decided that there will be no ban on Mundra’s North port and has withdrawn the fine. The environment ministry has issued a clarification after the media reported about it… We are releasing a 100 page document… which has information from 2009 and 2016 and it is clear from the notings of the minister and officials that the Modi government has deliberately lifted the ban and withdrawn the fine to give benefit to Adani,” he said.

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  1. Raghu Panjala
    Jul 5, 2016 at 4:50 am
    Different rules for different politicians. Its not about Modi ,its about India's image.
    1. H Singh Jalwan
      Sep 6, 2016 at 11:49 am
      These politicians whether Congress Or BJP who so ever party it may be they have eaten this country. No one is thinking about welfare of a common man , poor man . All are made of the same ideology. Luto Luto and Luto only. This country was not fit for getting freedom . They fight among each other like cats and dogs.
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        Pethuru Raj
        Jul 5, 2016 at 7:01 am
        Now i understand why he got elevated to the cabinet rank minister
        1. Sanjeev Singal
          Jul 5, 2016 at 4:20 am
          It's payback time for all those Modi's rides on Adani's helicopters and aeroplanes.
          1. S
            Jul 5, 2016 at 4:13 am
            Mr.Jayaram, Can we also say the same that you overlook Adani just because he is Mr. Modi friend? Did you do the same on UPA: 2G, Coal, Defense purchase scam? Your IIT intelligence is severely impaired by political ociation.
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