STATE LEVEL OIL SPILL HANDLING

The State of Gujarat is having a largest coastline of approximately 1600 Km with immense port activities, contributing to the major concern for the coastline management. Mainly the port sectors handles a large volumes of oils and various new oil industries has been set up in the coastal zone, which in turn magnified the risk of oil spill along the shore line, disturbing and extensively damaging the marine ecosystem. More than 5000 ships loaded with various material, including crude oil, arrive at various ports in Gujarat every year.
While some of the major ports, such as Kandla and Mundra, are situated in the Gulf of Kutch, others like Dahej and Hazira are situated in the Gulf of Khambhat. In this regard State Government has entrusted the job of preparation of “State Level Oil Spill Contingency Plan” to GEC (acting as a State Project Management unit, SPMU). A draft plan will be ready for stakeholder’s consultation in the month of March-2016. State Government has also constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretory, Department of Forest and Environment to accept and approve the plan. METHODOLOGIES TO BE FOLLOWED The entire study has been bifurcated through various series of task which is presented below:


GR Oil Spill


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