As the demands for justice draw embarrassingly close to the PM, the decision to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam is being reviewed. But promises are nothing new, and officials have always known that they can be broken with impunity. Should we expect anything different this time?
Reliance's Dahanu power plant under scrutiny
As per consent conditions issued by MPCB to Reliance Energy in 2004, the maximum temperature of the hot water discharged had to be within the limit of 50 Centigrade of the intake water temperature. However readings from an industrial thermometer showed the inlet temperature at 260C while the outlet went as high as 350 C, 40C higher than permitted. They made this case before the DTEPA on 21 March and the Chairman, Justice Dharmadhikari (Retd.) directed the MPCB to conduct fresh tests in their presence.