Jodhpur: Adani Group has got a setback from the Rajasthan High Court. In fact, the High Court ordered cancellation of the allotment of 1,452 bighas of land allotted to a company owned by the Adani Group of businessman Gautam Adani near Pokhran in Jaisalmer. This land was for public utility services.
This order of the Rajasthan High Court has dealt a blow to the solar power project of Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Limited (AREPRL). The company was allotted 6,115 bighas of land in Nedan village near Pokhran. This land was allotted in 2018 for setting up a power plant.
survey of allotted land
The division bench of Rajasthan High Court comprising Justices Sangeet Lodha and Rameshwar Vyas has also asked the Rajasthan government to conduct a survey of land allotted to AREPRL and Essel Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited (ESUCRL) in three villages. These three villages are Naden, Grass and Nagnechinagar. The Rajasthan High Court has also directed to cancel the allotment of these plots.
It said that if any part of these plots is found to be allotted for public utility services, then their allotment to the companies should be cancelled. The court has given this order on a petition filed through Barkat Khan and 23 others. The petitioners have objected to the allotment of land for public use by the state government to solar power companies.
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