A new coal-to-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant is slated to be built in an industrial zone where the heavy use of coal has already greatly damaged the local environment.
Mundra has three large coal based thermal power plants and a port for handling imported coal installed in the area.
Over the last decade, the industrial activity has led to the warming of the sea and creek water, resulting in the migration of the fish population, and the subsequent loss of livelihood for the fishing community. The salinity of groundwater has also increased (due to the unlined cooling water channels of the power plants), and the air, water and land have been polluted, due to both coal and fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired electric generating plants.
Adani Group plans to further build a 2m tonne/year coal-to-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at this location. The input coal is proposed to be imported from Australia and Russia.
Gajendra Singh Jadeja, Navinal resident Shows where the grazing land of the community and the inter-tidal zone used to be, and describes the industrial build out of this sea facing area.
Speaks of the new coal to PVC project that is planned to be built, despite the fact that no steps have been taken to do a cumulative impact assessment of the project.
Bharat Patel, General Secretary of Machimar Adhikar Sangharsh Sangathan 01
Pravin C. Chauhan, Resident of the Siracha village in Mundra Tehsil Speaks of the court case that he filed for the sand dune that was leveled. The dispute is now absurdly centered on the Gujarati word for sand dune.
Community members now only have limited access to the temple on top of the sand dune. This fenced road was constructed so that the community can only access the temple and no other part of the vast expanse of the inter-tidal zone, which has been handed over to Adani.
Gajendra Singh Jadeja, Navinal resident Shows the hot water discharge that is used by the Tata power plant, and how it negatively impacts marine life.
Seasonal fishing settlement by the sea.
This footage will be used as a record by local groups, in order to evaluate the further deterioration of the environment at this site, as the coal-to-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant is slated for construction.
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