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.
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General Secretary of Machimar Adhikar Sangharsh Sangathan
Resident of the Siracha village in Mundra Tehsil
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Seasonal fishing settlement by the sea.
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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.