Sea turtles may lose their nesting grounds to industrial projects in Gujarat

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

The race was between slow-moving turtles and industrial projects for India's fast developing economy. And the latter won.

The environment ministry's expert committees have recommended green clearances to two projects near turtle nesting sites.

 Expert panels of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change have recommended green clearances for two projects that involve nesting grounds for olive ridley turtles. This may not spell happiness for the turtles even though the committees have tried to ensure the highest safety for the marine creatures.