No biodiversity study done yet for drilling inside Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa national park, OIL tells Gauhati HC:
18 nov 2020
No open interviews were held prior to allowing ecological freedom for the proposed penetrating tasks inside Assam's Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Oil India Limited (OIL) said in an oath recorded in the Gauhati high court on Tuesday. OIL maintained that current guidelines don't expect it to lead public meetings and added that oil and gas investigation and extraction has not begun at this point. It added that no biodiversity investigation of the proposed site has been done at this point. OIL said it is focused on embraced the investigation.
The testimony was documented in light of an appeal recorded in the court looking for a stay on consent allowed to OIL in May to penetrate for hydrocarbons at seven areas inside the Park.
In a different testimony, the Assam backwoods division said the Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB) has not led any biodiversity sway evaluation learn at the site.
The oath said ASBB got a solicitation from OIL in August this year to lead a biodiversity sway evaluation study, yet it couldn't be led because of the victory at a flammable gas well of OIL at Baghjan close to the Park.
The woodland office oath kept up that no penetrating has been completed inside the Park's told limit. Spread more than 340 sq km, Dibru-Saikhowa is likewise a biosphere hold and home to 36 warm blooded animal species including tiger, Gangetic dolphin, and non domesticated horses.OIL has said the boring will be directed through a strategy called expanded arrive at which would have no effect on the Park's surface zone